Vikrant Saxena

Vikrant Saxena
Assistant Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas,New Delhi-110016
vsaxena[at]physics.iitd.ac.in

Research Interest:

  • Computational plasma physics, laser-plasma interactions, nonlinear plasma waves, XFEL irradiation of rare gas clusters, plasma based particle acceleration etc.

Professional experience:

  • Feb 2018 onwards, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, India
  • Feb 2017 - Feb 2018, Visiting Scientist, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, India
  • Oct 2013 - Dec 2016, Postdoc, Center for Free Electron Laser Science, DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • Nov 2011 - June 2013, Postdoc, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • July 2010 - Oct. 2011, Postdoc, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, India

Selected list of publications:

  1. "Kinetic Boltzmann approach adapted for modeling highly ionized matter created by X-ray irradiation of solid", B. Ziaja, V. Saxena, S. K. Son, N. Medvedev, B. Barbrel, B. Woloncewicz, and M. Stransky, Phys. Rev. E, 93, 053210 (2016).
  2. "Hydrodynamic model for expansion and collisional relaxation of x-ray laser-excited multi-component nanoplasma", Vikrant Saxena and Beata Ziaja, Phys. Plasmas, 23, 012710 (2016).
  3. "Dust Cluster Explosion", Vikrant Saxena, K. Avinash, and A. Sen, Phys. Plasmas, 19, 093706 (2012).
  4. "Phase Mixing of Relativistically Intense Waves in a Cold Homogeneous Plasma", Sudip Sengupta, Vikrant Saxena, Predhiman Kaw, Abhijit Sen, Amita Das, Phys. Rev. E 79, 026404 (2009).
  5. "Stability of Nonlinear 1D Laser Pulse Solitons in a Plasma", Vikrant Saxena, Amita Das, Sudip Sengupta, Predhiman Kaw, Abhijit Sen, Phys. Plasmas 14, 072307 (2007).