R. Vijaya

PhD (IIT Madras)

Professor, Department of Physics


Research Interest



  • PhD, (IIT Madras)
  • M.Sc., (IIT Madras)
  • B.Sc., (Meenakshi College, Madras)



 Courses on Optics / Lasers / Introduction to Photonics / EM Theory / Quantum Electronics / Photonic Devices; 

  1. Arpita Haldar, M.Srinivas Reddy and R.Vijaya, Inexpensive graded-index antireflective surfaces for silicon-based optoelectronic devices J.Opt.Soc.Am.B33 2331-2338 (Nov 2016)

  2. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Gyanendra Kumar and R.Vijaya, Control of dynamics in loss-modulated erbium doped fiber ring laser, J.Opt.Soc.Am.B34, 574-582 (Mar 2017)       

    Gyanendra Kumar and R.Vijaya, Dynamical bistability of a loss-modulated erbium-doped fiber ring laser, Appl.Phys.B 123,   152(May 2017)          

    4.      Suchita and R.Vijaya, Temporal coherence of a low-power erbium-doped fiber laser with spectrally broadened output, J.Opt.Soc.Am. A 34, 1004-1010 (June 2017)

    5.      Ummer K.V and R.Vijaya, Broadband all-angle negative refraction from honeycomb lattice photonic crystals and imaging with sub-wavelength resolution, J.Nanophot. 11, 036005(Jul-Sept 2017

    6.      Dipak Rout and R.Vijaya, Role of stopband and localized surface plasmon resonance in Raman scattering from metallo-dielectric photonic crystals, Plasmonics 12, 1409-1416 (Oct 2017) 

    7.      Suchita and R.Vijaya, Effect of source spectral width and its temporal coherence in the interference pattern of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer, Opt.Commun.402, 478-482(Nov 2017) 

    8.      R.Vijaya, Novel Functionalities with Photonic Nanostructures, IITK Directions, Vol.2, Selected Topics in Photonics, A.Pradhan and Pradeep Kumar Krishnamurthy (Eds.), pp.53-62 (2017)       

    9.      Govind Kumar and R.Vijaya, Band edge- and defect mode-induced emission from photonic crystal heterostructure cavity, J.Opt. Soc. Am. B 35 (1), 61-67 (Jan 2018)

    10. Dipak Rout, Govind Kumar and R.Vijaya, Amplified emission and modified spectral features in an opal heterostructure mediated by passive defect mode localization, J.Phys.D: Appl.Phys 51, 015112 (Jan 2018)   

  • Ph.D students: Mr. Ummer K.V., Ms. Suchita, Mr. Govind Kumar, Mrs. Arpita Haldar, Ms.Pratyasha Sahani

  • Faculty member during 1997-2011 at IIT Bombay

  • Member, Optical Society of America

  • Member, SPIE

  • Senior Member, IEEE

  • SPIE Visiting Lecturer (2006 – on-going)

  • Best thesis / Best paper / Best poster awards received by group members (multiple times).


Department of Physics
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-7552 (O)

Email: rvijaya[AT]iitk.ac.in

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