National photonics Symposium


27-29th February 2020

About NPS

Photonics deals with the Science and Technology of generation, manipulation anddetection of photons. International School of Photonics, established in 1995, has been conducting Annual Photonics Workshop, a national event which brings together leading scientists, academicians, industrialists and young researchers in the country for active discussions and fruitful interactions on various aspects of Photonics, for last several years. This annual event was conducted in the form of National Photonics Symposium (NPS) from 2017 onwards. The aim of NPS is to enlighten the budding scientists to find newer directions for research through active discussions and collaborative research. We hope to provide the best platform for all participants to exchange the latest and advanced research with other specialists and scholars in the field by bring in the best scientists in India to deliver invited lectures and plenary talks apart from contributed papers. On 28th February, there will be a special session to celebrate National Science Day.

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  • February 10, 2020

    Submission of Abstracts

  • February 12, 2020

    Notification of Acceptance

  • February 15, 2020

    Submission of Full Papers

  • February 20, 2020

    Last date for Registration:

  • 27-29 February, 2020

    Symposium dates


NPS - 2020


NPS - 2020


  • Nanophotonics
  • Plasmonics
  • Metamaterials
  • Biophotonics
  • Non Linear optics and laser Technology
  • Quantum Optics and Quantum Computing
  • Optical Fibre based devices
  • Optoelectronic devices
  • Photonic/Optoelectronic Materials
  • Laser Induced Plasma
  • Ultrafast laser-matter interactions
  • Laser assisted fabrication Techniques
  • Laser assisted non-destructive testing

Original research papers are invited for both oral and poster presentation at this National Symposium. One page abstract for contributed papers shall be submitted to The best paper award instituted by the post graduate alumni of International School of Photonics will be adjudged by a panel of experts. The award includes a certificate and cash prize. Please visit for the template for the preparation of abstracts and other details.


Payment can be done though online transfer or by cash at the venue.

  • Account Number: 67394253625
  • Account Name: National Photonics Symposium
  • IFSC Code: SBIN0070235
  • State bank of India
  • CUSAT Campus Branch,
  • Kochi-22
  • Students ₹ 1500 + 18% GST
    (PSI Life/SPIE/OSA members) ₹ 1300 + 18% GST
    Professionals ₹ 2500 + 18% GST
    (PSI Life/SPIE/OSA members) ₹ 2300 + 18% GST
    Accompanying Person ₹ 1500 + 18% GST
  • Participants have to register online at for NPS-2020. Last date for online registration is 20th February 2020. Research scholars and students should produce the bonafide certificate from the head of the institution. Registered delegates will confirmation through e-mail
  • Subsidised shared hotel accommodation will be provided on payment of an additional amount of ₹ 750 per day per candidate

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    Invited Speakers

    NPS - 2020

    Dr. Bharat B Kale

    C-MET, Pune

    Dr. Deepa Venkitesh

    IIT, Madras

    Dr. M. Krishnamurthy

    TIFR, Hyderabad

    Dr. Narayanan Unni K N


    Dr. V. K. Praveen

    CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum

    Dr. P.Ravindran

    SCANMAT/CUTN, Tamil Nadu

    Dr. Sudheesh Chethil

    IIST, Trivandrum


    NPS - 2020

    Day 1 : 27.02.2020
    • 9:00-10:00


    • 10:00-11:00

      Registration and High Tea

    • 11:00-12:00

      Keynote Lecture

      Dr. M. Krishnamurthy

      TIFR Hyderabad

      TITLE : Relativistic Energy Electron Generation With mJ LASERS

      Chair : Prof. Pramod Gopinath
    • 12:00-13:00

      Invited Talk 1

      Dr. K. N. Narayanan Unni


      TITLE : Low-cost Organic Light Emitting Diodes: Device Design and Fabrication Strategies

      Chair : Prof. Sheenu Thomas
    • 13:00-14:00


    • 14:00-16:00

      Contributed Talk

      TALK 1 : Jayakrishnan K

      TITLE : Third Order Optical Nonlinearity Coefficients in Polyindole-Graphene Oxide composites

      TALK 2 : Raji Mary Mathew

      TITLE : The selective sensing of chromium (VI) ion using fluorescent carbon nanodot

      TALK 3 : Anugop B

      TITLE : 4,4''-(1, 2-ethenediyl) bis-1,1'-biphenyl (DPS) doped polymer optical fiber for blue fluorescence applications

      TALK 4 : Rachel Darthy R

      TITLE : Flat-Lens Imaging Characteristics of an One-Dimensional Photonic Hypercrystal at Infrared Frequencies

      TALK 5 : Nideep T K

      TITLE : Impact of TiO2 Particle Size on CdTe Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells

      Chair : Prof. Kailasnath
      Chair : Dr. Manu Vaishak
    • 16:00-17:30

      Poster with Refreshments

    Day 2 : 28.02.2020
    • 9:30-10:30

      National Science Day Lecture

      Dr. B B Kale

      C-MET Pune

      TITLE : Mimics of Nanostructured Materials and Quantum Dots for Energy and Environment

      Chair : Prof. Pramod Gopinath
    • 10:30-11:00


    • 11:00-12:00

      Invited Talk 2

      Prof. P. Ravindran


      TITLE : Spectroscopic Studies on Functional Materials From First-Principles Calculations

      Chair : Prof. A. Mujeeb
    • 12:00-13:00

      Invited Talk 3

      Dr. V. K Praveen


      TITLE : Light Harvesting Supramolecular Assemblies

      Chair : Prof. A. Mujeeb
    • 13:00-14:00


    • 14:00-15:00

      Special Invited Talks
      Delegates from Industry

      Chair : Prof. Pramod Gopinath
    • 15:00-16:00

      Contributed Talk

      TALK 1 : Pavithra Masilamani

      TITLE : Label-free plasmonic sensing of Dopamine on Paper substrate

      TALK 2 : A. Antony Joseph

      TITLE : Spectroscopic investigation on incorporation of glycine in L - valinium picreate nonlinear optical crystal

      TALK 3 : Krishnapriya T

      TITLE : Luminescence properties of Sr (1-x) Zn2 (PO4)2 :xEu 3+ phosphors for various optoelctronic applications

      Chair : Dr. Saji K. J
      Chair : Dr. Praveen C. S
    • 17:30-20:00

      Cultural Program and Gala Dinner

    Day 3 : 29.02.2020
    • 9:30-10:30

      Invited Talk 4

      Dr. Deepa Venkitesh

      IIT Chennai

      TITLE : All-Optical Compensation of Dispersion and Non-linear Effects in Coherent Communication System

      Chair : Prof. Sheenu Thomas
    • 10:30-11:00


    • 11:00-12:00

      Invited Talk 5

      Dr. Sudheesh Chethil

      IIST Trivandrum

      TITLE : Dynamics of Deformed Coherent Light

      Chair : Prof. Kailasnath M
    • 12:00-13:00

      Contributed Talk

      TALK 1 : Lakshmi B

      TITLE : Optical Absorption and Photoluminescence Properties of Ni and Co Nanoparticles in the Amorphous State

      TALK 2 : Arindam Sarkar

      TITLE : Random lasing from silver coated hollow fiber

      TALK 3 : Adone Jose

      TITLE : Radiative properties and optical gain of NIR transitions of trivalent neodymium doped multicomponent borosilicate glasses

      Chair : Dr. Priya Rose T
      Chair : Dr. K.P.M. Rishad
    • 13:00-14:00


    • 14:00-15:00

      Concluding Session and Tea


    NPS - 2020




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