Dr. Pramod Kumar
Ph. D , Laser Physics and Quantum Optics Lab, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
M. Phil, Ph.D
Asst. Prof. (Delhi University), Post Doctoral Researcher (IISER Mohali, India) Visiting Researcher (LNE-cnam, Paris, France)
Laser Physics Research Staff, University College Cork/ Tyndall National Institute
Ultrafast Laser Group
Favourite thing to do in science: Simulating Hard Computational Problems with Light: combinatorial optimization and Prime factorization
About Me: Optics and Engineering are merging with Living system in an eﬀort to give the answers of fundamental questions with newly gained physical insights through exchange of concept between scientiﬁc disciplines. So, my multidisciplinary research interest crosses the borders of scientiﬁc disciplines which cover various fundamental and practical applications aspects in the ﬁeld of Ultrafast Laser physics and Nonlinear Photonics for paving the way towards Photonic Integration and Medical Imaging technology on the chip scale. However for the real life applications, the exploitation, understanding, and control of complex optical processes for determining the performance of photonics devices like optical multi-functionality of Photonic structures, tunable optical probe for brain Imaging, Optical parametric oscillators, Nonlinear dynamics of Delay-coupled Lasers, Quantum nano-structure based mode-locked semiconductor lasers for broadband optical frequency comb need to be understood. In addition, I am very much interested in nature inspired photonic structures fabrication through biomimetic technology for biophotonic applications. Moreover, My focus is on coherent manipulation and control light through Natural photonic structures for medical imaging technology. In addition, I am dealing with quantum nano-structure based semiconductor laser for the generation of ultrashort and ultra-fast optical pulses via optical pumping for the applications in telecommunications, Bioimaging . Currently, I am working with the issue about Simulating Hard Computational problems with Light like Optical Ising Mechine and Prime factorization for Quantum computing. Particulaly, on going work on Optical demonstration of Shor’s Quantum Algorithm for the prime factorization of large digit number N for secure Quantum communication.
My Work: I have worked on design and development of ultrashort laser pulses (picosecond to femtosecond )based on quantum nano structures based semiconductor laser.
Myself, Dr. Pramod Kumar, is working as a Laser Researcher with Prof. John Mclnerney in the Ultrafast Laser Group, UCC, Cork, Ireland. Currently I am dealing with designing and development of ultra-short and ultra-fast laser pulses for Bio-Imaging and optical communication purpose using quantum nano structure based semiconductor laser via optical pumping. I have also worked on broadband Femtosecond laser pulse and delay-coupled semiconductor laser system in the context of optical communication and Imaging technology . In addition, I am also working on coherent manipulation and control light through natural Bio-photonic structures for modern imaging technologies.
My Typical Day: Working on the laser experiment in the Lab and supervise of our Ph.D and Master students
What I'd do with the money: I would love to organise a small Hands on demonstration of Optics in school level in order to make then interested in photonic Research.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Ultrafast Laser Researcher
What's your favourite food?
Indian spice food
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Light manipulation through Insect wings
What did you want to be after you left school?
Get Involved in Optical Research for modern life
Were you ever in trouble at school?
In order to select for suitable school to pursue my dream
What was your favourite subject at school?
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Developed an optical technique for medical purpose
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
I want to see my daughter as a medical doctor, Want to fulfill my Mom wishes, Last but not lest want to spend some quality of time with my beloved wife.
Tell us a joke.
Photon is a particle on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Photon is a wave on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sunday is the confusing state which we called particle duality nature of photon.