Dr. Shanti Bhattacharya joined the Department of Electrical Engineering in the year 2005. At that time, her group worked mainly in the design, development, and fabrication of novel diffractive optical elements, fiber-based interferometry, and optical MEMS. Her areas of research have now expanded to include complex light generation and diffractive metasurface design and fabrication.
>> Our paper titled “Generation of Bessel-like beams with reduced sidelobes for enhanced light-sheet microscopy”, published in Optics Continuum, has been highlighted as an Editor’s Pick. This work is done by PhD student Jerin G. George, in collaboration with Prof. Kishan Dholakia, Univ. of Adelaide. Link
>> Mathu Mathi M, a MS scholar in the Applied Optics is one of the recipients of the Optica Women Scholars prize for 2023. Read more
>> Prof. Shanti Bhattacharya has been selected for the award of The IESA Techno Mentor Award for the year 2022.
>> Prof. Shanti Bhattacharya has been awarded the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Women in Exploratory Research) Fellowship 2022.
>> Susan Thomas, a PhD scholar in the Applied Optics group has been awarded the Prime Minister Research Fellowship (PMRF) Read more
Combined MEMS actuator and grating
We report the design and fabrication process optimisation of an optical MEMS device, addressing the various processing difficulties experienced in the fabrication of silicon-on-insulator (SOI)-based devices
Transform-based phase retrieval techniques
We discuss the three different off-axis Optical Phase Retrieval algorithms, which are the Fourier transform, continous wavelet transform, and Hilbert transform methods
We develop a open-source software using Python to create Metasurface GDSII layouts for a given phase function
DOE Simulator and GDSII Convertor
We developed an open-source software built in Python to perform scalar diffraction simulations and subsequently convert the Phase profiles into GDSII format for lithography