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Dr. Mrinmay Pal
Scientist

Fiber Optics and Photonics Division

Phone: 033 2483 8083
Fax: 033 2473 0957
E-mail: mpal@cgcri.res.in

B.Tech. (Optics & Optoelectronics, Calcutta University)
M.Tech. (Optics & Optoelectronics, Calcutta University)




Mr. Pal joined CGCRI on 7th February, 2001

Biography
Mrinmay Pal (born July-1973) did M. Tech in Optics & Opto-electronics from Calcutta University and received Ph.D from Jadavpur University, India. He joined as a scientist on February, 2001 at CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR-CGCRI), Kolkata. He has worked on development of EDFA optical amplifier modules for CATV and WDM applications and PCF-based Supercontinuum source with industrial collaboration. Dr. Pal is now at CSIR-CGCRI in the position of senior scientist where he is doing work on development of fiber lasers, SC source and Hollow-core PCF for industrial and biomedical applications. His research interest is in ultra-fast fiber laser technology and generation of novel laser sources at UV-VIS-IR regimes. He has published more than 50 nos of research papers in journals and conference proceedings as author and co-author and holding two US patents on fabrication of rare-earth doped fibers. Dr. Pal is a member of Optical Society of America (2006) and life member of Optical Society of India.

Research Interest
  • Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers, Supercontinuum Generation, Fabrication of Photonic Crystal Fiber and Hollow-core Fiber

Member of International Collaborative Projects:
  • Royal Society project - ORC, Southampton University, UK
  • Royal Society project – Heriot Watt University, Schotland
  • Indo-French Project – University of Limoges, France
  • Indo-Japan Cooperative Project – Hokkaido University, Japan
  • CSIR - BMBF Project – IPHT, Jena University, Germany

Awards/Recognition
  • He is the recipient of CSIR Technology Award - 2012 (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, India) for “Development of completely packaged commercial-grade C-band Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFA) for CATV and Telecom Networks”.

Selected Publications
Summary: In SCI Journals: 16; In Conference Proceedings: 8;
Selected papers:
  1. Design and fabrication of large mode area air-clad leakage channel fiber with superior bending characteristics- IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 24, No. 18, pp. 1650-1652 (2012)
  2. Study of Multi-Channel Amplification in Erbium doped Zirconia-Yttria-Alumino-Silicate Fibre, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 29, No. 14, pp. 2109-2115, 2011
  3. Silicon Nano-Particles Doped Optical Fiber: Fabrication, Characterization, and Application, JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 31, NO. 11, JUNE 1, 2013
  4. Yb2 O3 Doped Yttrium-Alumino-Silicate Nano-Particles Based LMA Optical Fibers for High-Power Fiber Lasers- JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 30, NO. 13, JULY 1, 2012
  5. Blue-Extended Sub-Nanosecond Supercontinuum Generation in Simply Designed Nonlinear Microstructured Optical Fibers, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 146-152, 2011
  6. Fabrication of air-clad fibers for near-IR laser application, Applied Optics, Vol. 50, No. 25, pp. E1-E6, 2011
  7. Picosecond fiber MOPA pumped supercontinuum source with 39 W output power - Optics Express, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 5426-5432, 2010.
  8. Investigation of the optical gain and noise figure for multi-channel amplification in EDFA under optimized pump condition - Optics Communications 273 (2007) 407–412

Patents filed / Granted
US: 2
  1. "Method of fabricating rare earth doped optical fibre", Ranjan Sen, Mrinmay Pal, Mukul Chandra Paul,Shyamal Kumar Bhadra, Somesh Chatterjee, Kamal Dasgupta, US Patent, No. US 6851281, Dt. 8.2.2005
  2. "Process of making rare earth doped optical fibre", Ranjan Sen, Minati Chatterjee, Milankanti Naskar, Mrinmay Pal, Mukul Chandra Paul, Shyamal Kumar Bhadra, Kamal Dasgupta, Dibyendu Ganguli,Tarun Bandyopadhyay, and Aharon Gedanken, US patent, No. US 6889528, Dt. 10.5.2005.

Notable Research Contribution
  • His research has primarily focussed on development of optical fibre based devices for amplifiers and lasers applications. He has worked on development of EDFA for CATV and DWDM applications with industrial collaboration. Presently he is doing work in the field of fibre ring laser/Bragg grating based cavity and designing of cladding pumped double-clad fibre and Photonic Crystal Fibre (PCF) for high power laser application. He is also engaged in fabrication of non-linear PCF for supercontinuum generation.

PhD Supervision


Summary: Ongoing (2);



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