Photonics Science and Engineering

Center for Lasers and Photonics, IIT Kanpur

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We are an interdisciplinary centre that combines cutting edge technology from engineering and advances in science to create new horizons in the field of photonic science and engineering. Our expertise lies in the areas related to photonics, bio-photonics, imaging, spectroscopy, material processing, optical communication and quantum optics. Being an interdisciplinary research centre we bring together team or individuals that integrate techniques, tools and perspectives from two or more disciplines to advance fundamental understanding or to solve problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of any single discipline or area of research. Our vision is to contribute meaningfully to the world through excellence in scientific education and research, and furthermore create valuable resource for the society at large.

Faculty profile:

We provide a platform for interdisciplinary research on light related technologies, and hence draw faculty from various departments across the institute including Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering , Mechanical Engineering and Physics.

Admission Criterion:

CELP follows the guidelines laid out by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur for admissions of students under different programmes. The admission criteria for postgraduate admissions are available at IITK PG Admissions Page


1 Number of faculty 14
2 Number of staff 05
3 Number of Research establishment Officer 01
4 Number of Post-doctoral fellows 02
5 Number of PhD. students 23
6 Number of M.Tech students 19
7 Number of MS (Research) students 04

Research laboratories:

  • Photonics Laboratory
  • Optical Metrology and Imaging Laboratory
  • Fiber and integrated optics Laboratory
  • Photonic Devices Laboratory
  • Optoelectronics and Nanofabrication Laboratory
  • Micro-scale Transport Laboratory
  • Diffuse Light Imaging Laboratory
  • Femtosecond laser spectroscopy laboratory
  • Biophotonics Laboratory
  • Femto Laboratory
  • Optical Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Advanced fiber and quantum optics laboratory
  • Tomographic Imaging Laboratory