Faculty Details


Vijayan, C


HSB 224B

Ph.D. IIT Madras

Areas of Interest

  • Light-Matter Interaction in Nanophotonic Materials
  • Regular and Random Nanostructures

Current Research

Essentials of Nonlinear Optics


Indian Edition: Ane Books; International Edition: Wiley


http://www.anebooks.com/bookdetails.asp?id=1754; http://as.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Wiley Intended as a textbook for PG or seinor UG students of Indian Universities and research scholars in the initial years.


Current PhD Students

  • PH17D045    GAYATHRI R
  • PH17D201    SANA FATHIMA T K
  • PH17D302    INDUJA P
  • PH17D006    PRITHA DEY (C0-Guidance)
  • PH19D200    AMINAKUTTY N (Co-Guidance)

Recent Publications

  • Emergence and relaxation of an eh quantum liquid phase in photoexcited MoS2 nanoparticles at room temperature. Pritha Dey et al. Advanced Optical Materials, (IF 10.2), . to appear in 2023.
    DOI: DOI: 10.1002/adom.202202567. 2023.
  • Plasmonic random laser enabled artefact-free wide-field fluorescence bioimaging: uncovering finer cellular features. Gayathri Radhakrishnan et al. Nanoscale Advances (IF: 5.6), . 4(10). 2278.
    DOI: DOI 10.1088/1361-6463/ac6135. 2022.
  • Bio-inspired wrinkle microstructures for random lasing governed by surface roughness . Venkata Siva Gummaluri et al . Optics Letters, (IF: 3.78) . 46(5). 1033.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.417148. 2021.
  • Polariton Microlasers: Multiphoton?Pumped Highly Polarized Polariton Microlasers from Single Crystals of a Dye?Coordinated Metal–Organic Framework. Dileep Kottilil et al. Advanced Functional Materials (IF:19.92). 30(32). 2003294.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202003294. 2020.
  • Cost-Effective Realization of Multimode Exciton–Polaritons in Single-Crystalline Microplates of a Layered Metal–Organic Framework. K Dileep, M Gupta, K Tomar, F Zhou, C. Vijayan, P K. Bharadwaj, J Wei. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (Impact Factor: 8.09). 11(7). 7288 . 2019.
  • Large bandgap narrowing in rutile TiO2 aimed towards visible light applications and its correlation with vacancy-type defects history and transformation. RV Nair, PK Gayathri, VS Gummaluri, PMG Nambissan, C Vijayan. Journal of Physics D. 51 (4) . 045107. 2018.
  • Stokes mode Raman random lasing in a fully biocompatible medium (Editor's Pick). VS Gummaluri, SR Krishnan, C Vijayan. Optics Letters. 43(23). 5865 .
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.43.005865. 2018.
  • Two-Photon Absorption and Fluorescence in Micrometer-Sized Single Crystals of a Rhodamine B Coordinated Metal Organic Framework. M Gupta, D Kottilil, K Tomar, S Lu, C Vijayan, W Ji, PK Bharadwaj. ACS Applied Nano Materials . 1(10). 5408 .
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.8b01469. 2018.
  • Resonant energy transfer and trace-level sensing using branched Ag-rod-supported carbon dots. RV Nair, M Arya, C Vijayan. Journal of Physics D. 51 (20). 205101 . 2018.
  • Femtosecond laser-pumped plasmonically enhanced near-efficient infrared random laser based on engineered scatterers. Venkata Siva Gummaluri, R.V. Nair, S.R. Krishnan, C. Vijayan. Optics Letters. 42(23) . 5002 . 2017.
  • Time dependent Bloch mode transmittance in self-assembled random photonic crystal for photonic time delay switching. Jayachandra Bingi, Radhika V. Nair, C. Vijayan. Optical Materials. 64. 95-99. 2017.
  • FRET controlled photoluminescence in β-In2S3 microflower—Au nanoparticle ensemble. AR Warrier, C Parameswaran, J Bingi, C Vijayan. Materials Research Express. 3(6). 065016. 2016.
  • Design and Optimization of Novel ZnS–Metal Core-Shell Random Structures for Light Harvesting—a Computational Study. RV Nair, K Dileep, VS Gummaluri, C Vijayan. Plasmonics. 1-8 .
    DOI: 10.1007/s11468-016-0430-z . 2016.
  • Slow Down of Charge Transfer Owing to Auger Recombination and Two-Photon Action Cross-section of CdS-CdSe-CdS Segmented Nanorods. Radhu Subha et al;. ACS Photonics. 2(1). 43–52. 2015.
  • Sequential electrochemical unzipping of single-walled carbon Nanotubes to graphene ribbons revealed by in situ raman spectroscopy and imaging. R John et al. ACS nano. 8 (1). 234-242. 2014.
  • Enhancement of photoluminescence from defect states in ZnS random photonic crystal: An effect of electronic and photonic mode coupling. J Bingi, AR Warrier, C Vijayan. Journal of Applied Physics. 115 (4) . 043105. 2014.
  • Raman mode random lasing in ZnS-β-carotene random gain media. Bingi, J., Warrier, A.R., Vijayan,. Applied Physics Letters. 102(22). 221105. 2013.
  • Taking light for a walk. Anita R. Warrier, C. Vijayanan. Resonance, (Science Magazince of Indian Acad. of Sci.). 18(11). 1015. 2013.
  • Enhanced optical nonlinearity in β-AgVO3 nanobelts on decoration with Ag nanoparticles. Manas R. Parida, C. Vijayan, C. S. Rout, C. S. S. Sandeep, R Philip. Applied Physics Letters. 100(12). 121119. 2012.
  • Effect of ellipticity on Hanle electromagnetically induced absorption and transparency resonances with longitudinal and transverse magnetic fields. Nibedita Ram, M Pattabiraman and C. Vijayan. Phys. Rev. A. 82. 033417. 2010.


  • 2017 :  (Jan - May) - PH5120 Physics Lab II (PG); (Jul - Nov) - PH1010 Physics I
  • 2018 :  (Jan - May) - PH5813 Principles of Nanophotonics; (Jul - Nov) - PH5110 Optics & Photonics/ PH5290 Project I
  • 2019 :  (Jan - May) - PH4500 Industrial Training / PH5300 Project II / PH5813 Principles of Nanophotonics; (Jul - Nov) - PH1010 Physics I
  • 2020 :  (Jan - May) - PH5120 Physics Lab II (PG) / PH5813 Principles of Nanophotonics
  • 2021 :  (Jan - May) - PH1020 Physics II ; (Jul - Nov) - PH1010 Physics I
  • 2022 :  (Jan - May) - PH5813 Principles of Nanophotonics ; (Jul - Nov) - PH1010 Physics I