Deepa Venkitesh


PhD Nonlinear Optics, Fiber lasers, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

MSc Physics (Electronics), University of Kerala.

BSc Physics

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ESB337A, Department of Electrical Engineering

  • Flexible Optical Communication Systems (Funded by IIT Madras).
  • Design and Development of Next Generation Photonic Analog to Digital Converters (NG-PADC) (IMPRINT).
  • Reconfigurable optical access networks employing advanced modulation formats for converged wireless and wire line distribution (VAJRA).
  • Advanced Photonic Signal Processing for Future Optical and Wireless Communication Systems (SPARC).
  • Coherent beam combining with high power fiber lasers - 2 projects (DRDO).
  • Optical communication with spatial modes of light (BRICS).
  • In-situ Monitoring of Fire in Tunnels and Underground Transportation Systems using Distributed Anti Stokes Raman Thermometry (DART) (IMPRINT).
  • Mitigation of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS) for Power Scaling of Narrow Linewidth Fiber Amplifiers ) (SPARC).

  • University I Rank in BSc Degree.
  • University I Rank in MSc Degree.
  • Best Paper Award by IEEE (2).
  • Best Thesis Award by Indian Laser Association.
  • Young Faculty Recognition Award of IIT Madras.
  • Senior Member OSA.
  • Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation Fellowship of INAE .

    Current Courses

  • Optical Signal Processing .
  • Fiber Optic Communication Technology .
  • Introduction to Photonics.
  • Wave propagation for communications.
  • Advanced Photonics Laboratory .
  • Microwave Photonics .
  • Signals and Systems.
  • Electromagnetic Fields.
  • Electric and Magnetic Circuits.
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • RF and Optical Communication
  • Photonics
  • Communications Laboratory.


  • Deepa Venkitesh, Changing phases of fiber optic communication, Journal of Optics, 12 (2021).
  • Aneesh Sobhanan, Mark Pelusi, Takashi Inoue, Shu Namiki, Deepa Venkitesh, Low distortion amplification of 16 and 64QAM signals using SOA, Optics Communications, 502, (2), 127331 (2022).
  • Anjali P S, Manas Srivastava, Balaji Srinivasan, and Deepa Venkitesh, Numerical studies of the operating regimes of a passively mode-locked Thulium doped fiber laser, OSA Continuum 4, 2193-2209 (2021).
  • A I Konyukhov, P A Mavrin, Suchita, A Sobhanan, D Venkitesh, K S Gochelashvili and A A Sysoliatin, Phase-sensitive amplification in dispersion oscillating fibers, Laser Physics, Volume 31, Number 8 , 2021.
  • Yu A Mazhirina, L A Mel'nikov, A A Sysoliatin, A I Konyukhov, K S Gochelashvili, Deepa Venkitesh and Suchita Sarkar, Parametric amplification in optical fibre with longitudinally varying dispersion, Quantum Electronics, Volume 51, Number 8, 2021.
  • Karamdeep Singh, Priyanka Sharma, Suchita, Awakash Dixit, Balaji Srinivasan, R David Koilpillai, and Deepa Venkitesh, Theoretical and experimental investigation of the sources of error in stochastic parallel gradient descent based digital modal decomposition technique, OSA Continuum 4, 1916-1932 (2021).
  • Delmade, Amol; Browning, Colm; Verolet, Theo; Poette, Julien; Farhang, Arman; Elwan, Hamza Hallak; Koipillai, R David; Aubin, Guy; Lelarge, F; Ramdane, Abderrahim; Optical Heterodyne Analog Radio-over-Fiber Link for Millimeter-Wave Wireless Systems, Journal of Lightwave Technology, () (2021).
  • Venkatasubramani, Lakshmi Narayanan; Sobhanan, Aneesh; Vijay, Anirudh; Koilpillai, R David; Venkitesh, Deepa; Optical Phase Conjugation Using Nonlinear SOA for Nonlinearity and Dispersion Compensation of Coherent Multi-Carrier Lightwave Systems, IEEE Access, 9() 44059-44068(2021).
  • Sobhanan, Aneesh; Pelusi, Mark; Inoue, Takashi; Venkitesh, Deepa; Namiki, Shu; Compensation of SOA-induced nonlinear phase distortions by optical phase conjugation, Optics Express, 29(8) 12252-12265(2021).
  • Suchita; Srinivasan, Balaji; Agrawal, Govind P; Venkitesh, Deepa; Role of the modal composition of pump in the multi-peak Brillouin gain spectrum in a few-mode fiber, Optics Communications, () 127052(2021).

Conference Proceedings

  • Suresh Nair, Suhas Bhandare, Deepa Venkitesh, Y G K Patro, Design studies on Ti: LiNbO3 high speed integrated optic modulators operating at 1310 nm and 1550 nm, International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics (Photonics-98), December 13-17, 1998, New Delhi, India.
  • B Singh, Suresh Nair, Suhas Bhandare, Suvarna Dussane, Deepa Venkitesh, A Bhatnagar, Y G K Patro, Development of 4x4 non blocking integrated optic directional couplers and switches in LiNbO3 International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics (Photonics-98), December 13-17, 1998, New Delhi, India.
  • C Jayakrishnan, Deepa Venkitesh, Umesh Hivarkar, R Makkar, S Debbarma, A Verma, K Chalapathi, Y G K Patro, Virtual Instrumentation based computer controlled system for fiber alignment to integrated optic circuits, International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics (Photonics-2000), December 18-20, Calcutta, India.
  • R Deepa and R Vijaya, Importance of linear and nonlinear phase for efficient four wave mixing in optical fibers, International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications (WOC-2005), July 19-21, 2005, Banff, Canada.
  • Deepa Venkitesh and Vijaya, R, Wavelength Tuning and Spectral Broadening in Erbium Doped Fiber Ring Lasers, International Conference on Optoelectronics, Fiber optics and Photonics (PHOTONICS-2006), Dec 13-16, 2006, Hyderabad, India.
  • Deepa Venkitesh and Vijaya R, Broad band generation in the C and L bands using an erbium doped fiber ring laser, International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications (WOC-2007), May 30 June 1, 2007, Montreal, Canada.
  • Deepa Venkitesh and Vijaya, R, A tunable erbium doped fiber ring laser without the use of intra cavity filters, Photonics North, June 4-6, 2007, Ottawa, Canada Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 6796, pp 679611 (2007) Selected as First Prize Student Paper by IEEE Ottawa Section.
  • Deepa Venkitesh and Vijaya, R, Influence of intra cavity attenuation on the linewidth of an erbium doped fiber ring laser, International Symposium on Microwave and Optical Technology, (ISMOT-2007), December 17-21, 2007, Roma, Italy.
  • Deepa Venkitesh and R Vijaya Wavelength Tuning and Spectral Broadening in Erbium Doped Fiber Ring Lasers International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics (Photonics - 2008), December 13-17 2008, New Delhi, India.

Books Authored

  • Deepa Venkitesh, Nimish Dixit and R Vijaya, "Using the third order nonlinearity in optical fibers for designing multiple applications" in Lasers, Optics and Electro optics Research, Chapter 4, 77-130 (Ed Lian I Chen); also in "Optics Research Trends"(Ed Paul V Gallico), Nova Science Publishers, New York (2007)The chapter was published as an independent book by Nova Science Publishers (2008 :ISBN: 978-1-60692-782-3).
  • Aditi Ghosh, Deepa Venkitesh and R VIjaya, "Erbium doped fiber lasers", in Guided Wave Optics and Photonic Devices, published by Taylor and Francis (2013).
  • Balaji Srinivasan, Deepa Venkitesh, "Distributed Fiber Optic Sensors and its Applications", in Optical Fiber Sensors: Advanced Techniques and Applications, 309-358, CRC Press, (2015).

  • Professor, IIT Madras (2020-now).
  • Associate Professor, IIT Madras (2015-2020).
  • Assistant Professor, IIT Madras (2010- 2015).
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, IIT Madras (2009-2010).
  • Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, VES College, University of Mumbai (2001-2009).
  • Scientific Officer SAMEER, IITBombay (1998-2000).

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