Key Research Areas

Photonics, Fiber lasers, Photonic sensors


Srikanth Sugavanam is an Assistant Professor with the School of Computer and Electrical Engineering at IIT Mandi India. He did his B.Sc in Physics from B.G.E.S college, Kolkata and B.Tech in Optics and Photonics from the Applied Optics and Photonics Department of the University of Calcutta. He further pursued his M.S. degrees in Photonics from the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland and Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany under the Erasmus Mundus OpSciTech programme. He completed his PhD in 2015 from the AIPT under Prof. Sergei Turitsyn, specialising in the area of real-time intensity and spectral measurements of fibre laser dynamics. He then continued to work with AIPT as a post-doctoral research scientist, continuing work in his PhD specialty. Apart from this, he has also worked in the area of optical metamaterials, Raman fibre lasers, and random fibre lasers. His contributions have been featured in several international journals, including Nature Photonics and Nature Communications.

Recent Publications

1. I. Kudelin, S. Sugavanam, and M. Chernysheva, "Ultrafast Gyroscopic Measurements in a Passive All-Fiber Mach-Zehnder Interferometer via Time-Stretch Technique," Advanced Photonics Research, vol. 3, no. 8, p. 2200092, 2022, doi: 10.1002/adpr.202200092.
2. S. Sugavanam, M. K. Kopae, J. Peng, J. E. Prilepsky, and S. K. Turitsyn, "Analysis of laser radiation using the Nonlinear Fourier transform," Nat Commun, vol. 10, no. 1, Art. no. 1, Dec. 2019, doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-13265-4.
3. "Stochasticity, periodicity and localized light structures in partially mode-locked fibre lasers - Nature Communications." (accessed May 15, 2023).
4. "Spectral correlations in a random distributed feedback fibre laser - Nature Communications." (accessed May 15, 2023).
5. "Real-time observation of the optical Sagnac effect in ultrafast bidirectional fibre lasers - APL Photonics - AIP Publishing." (accessed May 15, 2023).

Course Taught

1. IC231 - Measurement and Instrumentation
2. EE551 - Applied Photonics for Scientists and Engineers
3. BE503 - Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation.