The faculty members of the Department of Physics, Pondicherry University are actively involved in experimental, theoretical and computational research areas divided broadly as follows. More details can be seen by visiting the webpages of individual faculty members.
Experimental nonlinear optics
- Synthesis of nonlinear optical materials.
- Study of third order optical nonlinearities.
Quantum electronics, Lasers and Photonics
- Quantum Information Processing and Quantum Computing.
- Developing effective schemes for decoding the messages.
- Secure optical communications.
- Photonic crystal fiber
- Synthesis of soft glasses for mid-IR applications
Materials for battery applications
- Development of super ionic conductors and Dielectric spectroscopy in solids.
Magnetic materials and nanomaterials
- Soft ferrites – Structural, Magnetic and Electrical properties.
- Dilute magnetic semiconductors and Band-gap tailoring.
- Growth of single crystals.
- Study of elastic constants of nanomaterials.
- Magnetism and magneto-transport phenomena in nanomaterials.
Theoretical nonlinear dynamics and optics
- Optical solitons in fibers, bulk materials, EDFA fibers and photonic crystals
- Theoretical and experimental verification of modulation instabilities
- Dynamics of nonlinear electrical transmission lines
Ab-initio atomic structure calculations
Computational statistical mechanics
- Computer simulations in Statistical Mechanics and Condensed Matter Physics.
- Development of novel algorithms for simulating interdisciplinary phenomena.
- Determination of electronic structure of materials.
Computational fluid dynamics
- Control of electrically conducting fluid flow using electric and magnetic fields.
- Heat transfer analysis in presence of magnetic field due to forced, natural and mixed convection in fluids.
- Novel high accuracy numerical schemes for incompressible fluid dynamics.
- computational studies on complex systems including biological systems.
- Molecular dynamics of materials and biomolecules.
Cognitive and neuroScience
- Cognitive Phenomena.
- Neural networks.