Dr. Sunil Kumar

Dr. Sunil Kumar
Assistant Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016
Tel: +91-11-2659 1515 (O)

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Areas of Interest:

Femtosecond lasers and spectroscopy, terahertz (THz) time-domain spectroscopy, nonlinear optics and microscopy, pulse shaping, photophysics of nanosystems and correlated solids.

About Dr. Sunil Kumar

Dr. Sunil Kumar joined the Physics Department in May 2015 as an Assistant Professor. Previously, he was Dean of Faculty Fellow and Feinberg Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science, IL from 2012 to 2015. Dr. Kumar obtained his MSc in Physics from IIT Delhi and PhD in experimental condensed matter physics from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. Dr. Kumar teaches physics courses to the undergraduate and graduate students at IIT Delhi. His research interests are in the areas of femtosecond optics, lasers and spectroscopy, plasmonics, nanosystems and correlated solids, nonlinear optical microscopy and imaging techniques.

Selected recent publications:

  1. Single-pulse CARS based multimodal nonlinear optical microscope for bioimaging, Sunil Kumar, et al., Optics Express 23(10) 13082 -13098 (2015).
  2. Signatures of superconducting and pseudogap phases in ultrafast transient reflectivity of Ca(Fe0.927Co0.073)2As2, Sunil Kumar, et al., Europhysics Letters 105, 47004 (2014).
  3. Tuning ultrafast photoresponse of gold nanorods, Sunil Kumar, et al., Plasmonics 8, 1477-1483 (2013).
  4. Ultrafast photoinduced enhancement of nonlinear optical response in 15-atom gold clusters on indium tin oxide conducting film, Sunil Kumar, et al., Optics Express 21, 8483-8492 (2013).
  5. Acoustic and optical phonon dynamics from ultrafast time-resolved optical spectroscopy of superconducting Ca(Fe0.944Co0.056)2As2 iron pnictide, Sunil Kumar, et al., Europhysics Letters 100, 57007-57012 (2012).
  6. Graphene analogue BCN: femtosecond nonlinear optical susceptibility and hot carrier dynamics, Sunil Kumar, et al., Chemical Physics Letters 499, 152-157 (2010).
  7. Terahertz spectroscopy of single walled carbon nanotubes embedded polymer films: observation of low frequency phonons, Sunil Kumar, et al., Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114, 12446-12450 (2010).
  8. Direct observation of low frequency confined acoustic phonons in silver nanoparticles: Terahertz time domain spectroscopy, Sunil Kumar, et al., Journal of Chemical Physics 133, 014502-014506 (2010).
  9. Femtosecond carrier dynamics and saturable absorption in graphene suspensions, Sunil Kumar, et al., Applied Physics Letters 95, 191911-191913 (2009).