Dr. Soma Venugopal Rao-Profile

Name: Soma Venugopal Rao

University Of Hyderabad

Research Interests:
  • High Energy Materials and their interaction with ultrashort pulses
  • Terahertz radiation generation, detection, and applications in explosives identification
  • Nanophotonics, Polymer Integrated Optics
  • Laser Direct Writing, Two-photon Polymerization, Laser Interference Lithography, and Nanoimprinting.
  • Micro-/Nano-machining of Waveguides, Y-branches, Bragg gratings, and Filters in polymers, crystals, and silicon using high energy (MeV) proton beam
  • Semiconductor Nonlinear Optics: Optical frequency conversion techniques [Second Harmonic Generation, Sum Frequency Generation, Difference Frequency Generation]
  • Optical Parametric Oscillators/Amplifiers in the near- and mid-infrared spectral region
  • Construction and characterization of femtosecond/picosecond Ti:sapphire lasers
  • Propagation Loss measurements in waveguides using scattering and cw Fabry-Perot techniques
  • Organic Nonlinear Optics: Optical limiting, 3rd order and 2nd order nonlinearities, Degenerate Four Wave Mixing, Z-scan, SHG, and Electric Field Induced SHG

Room No:107, ACRHEM,
University of Hyderabad, P.O. Central University, Hyderabad 500046, India.
Phone numbers: 040-23134303, 23012801, Fax- 040-23012800