Photonics Science and Engineering

Center for Lasers and Photonics, IIT Kanpur

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Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) was organized to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied; to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds; and to encourage cooperation among them. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational. OSA sponsors small and large meetings consisting of a technical program and an industrial exhibition appropriate to the subject matter and number of attendees. Large conferences often include professional education courses and workshops addressing the state of emerging technology and industry.

The Optical Society brings together optics and photonics scientists, engineers, educators, and business leaders. OSA's membership totals more than 16,000 individuals from over 100 countries. Approximately 49 percent of the Society's members reside outside the United States.


“Since 1916, working to bring together scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders in the fields of optics and photonics.”

OSA Official Website

Student Chapter of the

(Established in year 2011)

Mr. Deeksha Jachpure
PhD Scholar, CELP

Vice President
Ms. Dhananjoy De
PhD Scholar, CELP

Faculty Mentor
Prof. D. Goswami
Dept. of Chemistry & CELP

Workshops & other Events

Dr. Sendhil Raja S

Lecture: Precision Optical Measurements -An enabling Tool for Fundamental Physics
Date: 16th May 2021 (Sun)
Time:4.00 PM (IST)
Webinar Platform: Virtual (Zoom)

Dr. Robert Woodward

Lecture: Pushing Fibre Laser Technology into the Mid Infrared:Recent breakthroughs, outstanding challenges, and the route to practical applications
Date: 18th January 2021 (Mon)
Time:4.00 PM (IST)
Webinar Platform: Virtual (Zoom)

Dr. Deepak Jain

Lecture: A decade of my work with Specialty Optical Fibers & Career pathways in Optics and Photonics
Date: 10th October 2020 (Sat)
Time:4.00 PM (IST)
Webinar Platform: Virtual (Zoom)

Dr. Debabrata Goswami

Lecture: Optical Tweezers
Date: 30th September 2019 (Mon)
Time: 3.30 PM (IST)
Venue: Lecture Hall Complex - L8

Dr. Amol Choudhary

Lecture: Next-Generation Communications Powered by Photon-Phonon Interaction
Date: 17th August 2019 (Sat)
Time: 4.00 PM (IST) (Tea at 5.00 PM)
Venue: Lecture Hall Complex - L8

Prof. Eric Van Stryland

Lecture: Nonlinear spectroscopy, Absorption & Refraction
Date: 5th December 2016 (Mon)
Time: 3:00 PM (Tea at 2:45 PM)
Venue: Lecture hall complex- L8


The student chapter of IIT Kanpur is committed to spreading of Optics education and disseminates Photonics knowledge through workshops, lectures and other events.