CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
(A Unit of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)

सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय कांच और सिरेमिक अनुसंधान संस्थान
(वैज्ञानिक और औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद की एक इकाई)
  
  
 
Dr. Mukul Chandra Paul
Principal Scientist

Fiber Optics and Photonics Division

Phone: (033) 24838083 (Ex. 3285)
FAX: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: mcpal@cgcri.res.in

B.Sc. (Chemistry), University of Burdwan, 1987
M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry), University of Burdwan, 1989
Ph.D. (Science.), University of Jadavpur, 2003



Dr. Paul joined CGCRI on 26.12.1997

Research Area
  • The material design about development of specialty optical fibers which require proper material engineering for optimization of the composition of doping host of rare-earths and metals to improve their amplification, lasing, non-linear property, photosensitivity behaviour based on the expertise’s related to material science, inorganic chemistry and fiber optics for development of high power amplifier, fiber laser, broad band light source, Fiber optic based hydrophone and LIDAR.

Research Interest
Research Interest towards making of fiber optic based devices:
  1. Development of Metal nano-particles doped rare-earths co-doped optical fiber for making of fiber laser in visible region
  2. Development of Rare-earths doped nano-engineering YAS glass based optical fiber for making of high power fiber laser
  3. Development of multicore rare-earths doped optical fiber for making of mode-locked multi wavelength fiber laser .
  4. Development of large mode area EDF for high power optical amplifier as well as pico second pulse fiber laser.
  5. Development of Rare-earths doped nano-engineering glass based optical fiber based on zirconia-yttria-alumina-silica glass host for making of high power optical amplifier
  6. Development of Bismuth doped multi-element glass based optical fiber for making of broad band light source within 1100- 1500nm.
  7. Development of Chromium doped YAG nano-engineering glass based optical fiber for making of broad band light source.
  8. Development of highly non-linear optical fiber for making of blue enhanced SC source
  9. Development of special ultra high NA based EDF for making of DFB or DBR Fiber laser to develop fiber optic based hydrophone.
  10. Development of PM –EYDF for making of rugged, lower cost wind LIDAR module.
  11. Development of new class of multimaterial glass based photosensitive fiber for regenerated fiber Bragg grating sensors for operation at high temperature (~14000C)

Membership in organizational / national / international committees
  • Life- Membership of Indian Ceramic Society
  • OSA membership
  • Life - membership of Material Research Society of India (MRSI)
  • Life - membership of Electron Microscopy Research Society (EMRS)
  • Regular membership of American Ceramic Society (ACS)
  • Associate membership of IEEE

Editorial Board Members
  • New journal of glass and ceramics (NJGC)
  • International journal of advanced nanomaterials
  • International journal of materials science research
  • journal of materials science and engineering progress.

Editorship in reputed journals
  • Guest Editor for IEEE Journal of Selected Topics on Fiber Lasers in the Journal of Quantum Electronics, JSTQE, 2014
  • Guest Editor in the special issue of Current Nanoscience , Bentham Science Publisher on "Nano-structured glass based specialty optical fiber: fiber laser, optical amplifier and broadband light source"

Professional Career
DesignationsOrganisationDuration
Junior Scientist Fiber Optics and Photonics Division-CGCRI 3 years
Scientist Fiber Optics and Photonics Division-CGCRI 4 years
Senior Scientist Fiber Optics and Photonics Division-CGCRI 5 years
Principal Scientist Fiber Optics and Photonics Division-CGCRI Continuing
Visiting Scientist Laboratoire de Physique de la Matiere Condensee (LPMC) Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis CNRS-UMR 6622, Parc Valrose F 06108 NICE Cedex 2, FRANCE 6.0 months (283.2006 to 30.9.2006)
Visiting Scientist Optoelectronic Research Center University of Southampton Southampton, UK 1.0 month ( 30.8.2008 - 30.9.2008)
Visiting Scientist Optoelectronic Research Center University of Southampton Southampton, UK One month ( 24.8.2009 - 24.9.2009
Visiting Scientist CIO-Mexico 14 days ( From 11.10.2010 to 24.10.2010
Visiting Scientist CIO-Mexico 16 days ( From 06.11.2011 to 21.11.2011
Visiting Scientist University of Guanajuato, Mexico 10 days ( From 4th December , 2012 to 14th December, 2012 )
Visiting Scientist Multimedia University, Malaysia 14 days (From 15th July to 29th July, 2013)
Visiting Scientist Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK 7 days ( From22th March to 28th March, 2014)
Visiting Scientist Northwest University, Xi’an City, China 9 days ( From16th June, 2014 to 24th June, 2014)

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition/ Award/ Prize/ Certificate, Fellowship etc.
Award/Professional Recognition/Fellowship/Certificate
Awarding Agency/Country
Year
Young Scientist in connection with INDIA-UK Young Scientist Networking Programme British Council2003
Best Paper awardOECC, Shanghai, China 2003
BOYSCAST Fellowship( Ref No:- SR/BY/C-21/05 ) DST 2005
Best poster presentation Award IIT, Chennai 2006
Best paper award Best Technical Paper- Material Science Electron Microscope Society of India (EMSI) 2006
Ministry of Science , Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) award Federal Government Administrative Centre, Malaysia 2010
IEEE Photonic Distinguished Lecture Award Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia 2011
CIO Lecture Award DG of Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, Guanajuato, Mexico 2011
CSIR Technology Award Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, India) 2012
Invited Speaker 3rd International Conference on Photonics-2012, (ICP-2012) held in Penang, Malaysia, 2012
UKIERI Award DST, India –British Council, UK 2013
Member of the technical program committee for ICP2013 IEEE Photonics Society, Malaysia 2013
Invited SpeakerSecond International Conference on Nanomaterials and Technologies (CNT-2014) 2014
Best prominent scientist in the area of fiber optics Northwest university, Xian’s City, China, Chinese Academic of Science 2014
Member of technical programme committee in International Conference on applied science and technology (ICAST 2015) Sanya, China 2015
Member of conference scientific and technical committee board of 2015 International Conference on Mechanical engineering and Materials Technology (ICMEMT-2015) Istabul, Turkey 2015
CSIR Technology Award under Innovation Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, India) 2015
DST - RFBR Award for Indo-Russian Collaborative research work DST 2015
Invited Speaker International Conference on Photonics (ICP-2016 ) , IEEE Photonic Society , Malaysia 2016
Member of International Conference and Exhibition on Mesoscopic and Condensed Matter Physics Chicago, USA 2016


Selected Publications
Summary: : in SCI Journal Papers = 180; in Conference Proceedings > 100;
https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=hQMaN6MAAAAJ&hl=en

Five Best Papers:
  1. "Characterization of porous core layer for controlling rare earth incorporation in optical fiber" A Dhar, MC Paul, M Pal, AK Mandal, S Sen, HS Maiti, R Sen Optics Express 14 (20), 9006-9015, 2006
  2. "Diode-pumped 1028 nm Ytterbium-doped fiber laser with near 90% slope efficiency" SW Harun, MC Paul, MRA Moghaddam, S Das, R Sen, A Dhar, M Pal, SK Bhadra, H.Ahmad, Laser physics 20 (3), 656-660, 2010
  3. "Er doped oxide nanoparticles in silica based optical fibres" W Blanc, B Dussardier, MC Paul , Glass Technology-European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part A 50 (1) 79-81, 2009
  4. "Design of all-solid leakage channel fibers with large mode area and low bending loss" K Saitoh, Y Tsuchida, L Rosa, M Koshiba, F Poli, A Cucinotta, S Selleri, M.Pal , M.Paul, D.Ghosh , S.Bhadra Optics Express 17 (6), 4913-4919 , 2009
  5. "Performance comparison of Zr-based and Bi-based erbium-doped fiber amplifiers" MC Paul, SW Harun, NAD Huri, A Hamzah, S Das, M Pal, SK Bhadra, H Ahmad, S Yoo, MP Kalita, AJ Boyland, JK Sahu , Optics letters 35 (17), 2882-2884 , 2010

Patents filed / Granted
  1. An equipment for the manufacturing of thin multifilament fused quartz fibre strands and a process thereof, S.K. Bhadra, S. Chakraborti, T.K. Bandyopadhyay, K.K. Phani, N.R. Bose, K. Dasgupta, R. Sen, M.C.Paul, M.Pal, T.K. Gangopadhyay, and P.P.Giri, NF-165/2001, 14.3.2001, CSIR-India
  2. Process of making rare earth doped optical fibre, Ranjan Sen, Minati Chatterjee, Milan Kanti Naskar, Mrinmay Pal, Mukul Chandra Paul, Shyamal Kumar Bhadra, Kamal Dasgupta, Dibyendu Ganguli, Tarun Bandyopadhyay, Aharon Gedanken,US 20040187524, Sep. 30, 2004, CSIR-India
  3. Method of fabricating rare earth doped optical fibre, Ranjan Sen, Mrinmay Pal, Mukul Chandra Paul, Shyamal Kumar Bhadra, Somesh Chatterjee, Kamal Dasgupta, US 20030182970, Oct. 2, 2003, CSIR-India
  4. Process of making rare earth doped optical fiber, Ranjan Sen, Minati Chatterjee, Milan Kanti Naskar, Mrinmay Pal, Mukul Chandra Paul, Shyamal Kumar Bhadra, Kamal Dasgupta, Dibyendu Ganguli, Tarun Bandyopadhyay, Aharon Gedanken, US 6889528, May, 10, 2005, CSIR-India
  5. Method for fabricating rare earth (re) doped optical fiber using a new co-dopant, Ranjan Sen, Anirban Dhar, Mukul Chandra Paul, Himadri Sekhar Maiti, US 20120201504, Aug. 9, 2012, CSIR-India Procede de fabrication d'une fibre optique dopee aux terres rares, Sen Ranjan Pal Mrinmay , Paul Mukul Chandra , Bhadra Shyamal Kumar , Chatterjee Somesh , Dasgupta Kamal, CA 2481204, Feb, 15, 2011, MIT-New Delhi
  6. Method of fabricating rare earth doped optical fibre, Ranjan Sen, Mrinmay Pal, Mukul Chandra Paul, Shyamal Kumar Bhadra, Somesh Chatterjee, Kamal Dasgupta, US 6851281, Feb, 8,2005, CSIR-INDIA
  7. Process for making rare earth doped optical fiber, Tarun Bandyopadhyay, Ranjan Sen, Shyamal Kumar Bhadra, Kamal Dasgupta, Mukul Chandra Paul, US 6751990, June, 22, 2004, CSIR-INDIA
  8. Process for making rare earth doped optical fiber, Tarun Bandyopadhyay, Ranjan Sen, Shyamal Kumar Bhadra, Kamal Dasgupta, Mukul Chandra Paul, US 20020124601, Sep. 12, 2002, CSIR-INDIA
  9. Process of fabrication of silica based index-guided non-linear microstructure optical fibers with optimized suspension of innermost inner holes, S.K.Bhadra, D.Ghosh, M.Pal and M.C.Paul, 0147NF2012, 2012, CSIR-India
  10. Process of fabrication of rare-earth doped air-clad fiber for use as laser source with high efficiency in the infra-red wavelength region S.K.Bhadra, D.Ghosh, M.Pal, M.C.Paul and S.Das, 0241NF2013 2013 CSIR-INDIA
  11. Method for fabricating rare earth (re) doped optical fiber using a new co-dopant., R.Sen, A.Dhar, M.C.Paul and H.S.Maiti, US 8649650 B2, Feb, 11, 2014, CSIR-INDIA

Notable Research Contribution
A. Specialty Optical Fibers:-
  • Developed suitable Er2O3 doped fibres in germano-alumina-silica glass for optical amplifier in C-band gain flattened DWDM communication networking system and CATV application.
  • Developed large core Yb2O3 doped nano-engineering glass host based fibres for high power fiber laser source that generated 250W of continuous-wave output power with 75% slope efficiency.
  • Developed suitable GeO2+B2O3 codoped photosensitive fibres for writing fibre-Bragg grating to make fibre optics based components and devices.
  • Developed high P2O5 doped radiation sensitive optical fibres for use as a radiation sensor in fibre optic dosimetry.
  • Developed dual core erbium doped optical fiber for optical amplifier in C-band gain flattened DWDM communication Networking system
  • Developed erbium doped optical fiber based on zirconia-yttria alumina silica glass host for optical amplifier in C-band gain flattened DWDM communication Networking system.
  • Developed suitable Er/Yb codoped fiber for high power optical amplifier.
  • Developed metal nano-particles doped optical fibers for broad band source at visible region
  • Developed Bismuth doped nano-engineering glass based optical fiber for broad band source at NIR region
B. Fiber optic based devices:- :-
  • Optical Optical Amplifier module having output power +23dBm for CATV application.
  • Broad band supercontiniuum source having maximum output power of 2.0 W from 500nm to 2200nm.
  • Confocal Microscope having spectral range from 450 to 2400nm with spectral resolution of 1nm in Visible and 7 nm at NIR region.

PhD Supervision

Ph.D: Completed-2; Ongoing-3
M.Tech: Completed-3; Ongoing-1
M.Sc: Completed-2


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