Department of Physics 


Linear Optics Laboratory
The revered Chancellor inaugurated the first linear optics research lab in the month of February 1986. Various equipment available at present in this lab for academic and research purposes are:
Instruments for carrying out experiments in the areas of Optics, Fiber Optics, Optical Image Processing, studies in Optical Characteristics of materials, and the traditional Post Graduate Experiments in Classical Optics.
He-Ne Lasers, Diode laser modules of different wavelengths, Vibration Isolation Optical Tables, High quality mirrors, Beam splitters, filters, Scanning Fabry Perot Interferometer, Fourier Lenses, Spatial Light Modulator (SLM), Data Acquisition system, Signal Analyzer, power and energy meters, Optical detectors, and CVD set up for growing single and Multi wall Nano materials.
Nonlinear Optics Laboratory
Research work in Nonlinear Optics, Nano Photonics and Bio Photonics is carried out in this Laboratory. Inagurated by the Revered Chancellor in the year 1996, this lab caters to the experimental requirements for Research and Post Graduate dissertation work. The active fields of research pursued are in the areas of NLO in bulk media & in optical fibers, studies on optical properties of Nanostuctured materials. The following facilities are available in this Lab:
High Power Pulsed Nd:YAG laser, Second Harmonic generator, Tunable Ti:Sapphire Laser, Tunable Dye Laser, Vibration Isolation Optical Tables (New Port Inc.,), Diode lasers, Power meter, Digital Storage Oscilloscope, Single mode and multi mode fibers, PMFs, Erbium doped fibers, Fiber couplers, other Fiber Optic equipment and accessories, PC controlled motorized translational stages, High quality mirrors and beam splitters for specific wavelengths, Optical detectors, and energy meter.
Nuclear Physics Laboratory
Established in the year 1992, by complete internal funding, the Nuclear Physics Laboratory of the department facilitates research activities in the areas of Nuclear Spectroscopy, and applications of nuclear physics in medical and environmental studies. Studies involve gamma, X-ray and electron spectroscopy to determine level structures, spin-parities of nuclear energy levels, and determination of conversion coefficients for nuclear transitions. Various equipments required for all such studies are at present available in the laboratory and they are as follows:
High Pure Germanium (HPGe) detectors, Si(Li) detectors, PC Based 8K Multi channel analysers, Mini-Orange Electron Transporter, Turbo Molecular Vacuum Pump, Electron Detectors, X-Ray Source and silicon PiN diode X-ray detector, Scintillation detectors, GM counting systems, Data acquisition and Analysis software, Coincidence set up and Surface barrier detector.
Microprocessor and Electronics Laboratory
The five year integrated M. Sc. curriculum of the department incorporates special courses in Microprocessors and Microcontrollers. The 8085/ 8086 microprocessors is taught in the 6th semesters. These courses have attached laboratory for hardware and assembly language training, with the following facilities:
8085 Microprocessor trainer kits and interface modules, 8086 Microprocessors Trainer kits, PC interface, External interface modules, PCI DIOT cards, PC based Digital Signal Processing Trainer Kits, emulator software, Signal Generators, Oscilloscopes, Digital trainer Modules and PC based Electronic Work Bench.
Computer Laboratory
Computer simulation methods are widely used as a part of the research work in the field of Nonlinear Optics, Biophotonics and Nuclear Physics. The five year integrated curriculum includes computer courses such as computational techniques in physics, C and C++ programming, Assembly language programming, MATLAB programming, Interfacing real time systems with PC, PC based data acquisition & signal processing. The computer laboratory serves this purpose and is equipped with high end systems. All the systems are networked, through the Linux server. Students are given training in both windows and Linux platforms.
A Full list of equipment in the department is as follows:
  • Raman Spectrometer
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM)
  • Optical Powermeter
  • Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
  • 405 nm, 532 nm, 633 nm lasers
  • Fiber Optic Equipment
  • Multi Channel Analyzer 4K
  • Signal Analyzer
  • Waveform Analyzer
  • Optical Multi Channel Analyzer and accessories
  • Photo detector systems
  • Acousto Optic Modulator(AOM) Systems
  • Optical fiber Fusion Splicer
  • Synthesized Function Generator
  • Low noise Preamplifier
  • Digital Sampling Oscilloscopes
  • Nano and Pico second Pulsed Nd: YAG Laser
  • Si(Li) detector systems
  • Turbo Molecular Pump
  • Vibration Isolation Tables
  • HPGe Detector
  • Special β - detector
  • High temperature Single Zone tube furnace for CVD
  • Coincidence Gamma Set up
  • Spatial light Modulators (SLM)
  • Nuclear Coincidence system
  • Fiber Optic Spectrometer
  • Amtek X-Ray detector
  • Xray source
  • Raman Spectrometer
  • 15 Ton Hydraulic Press
  • EG & G ORTEC BetaX Si(Li) Detector
  • 8K MCA Cards with PCs
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