Dr. Soumendu Jana



Nonlinear Dynamics, Nonlinear Optics, Soliton Theory




Nonlinear Dynamics, Nonlinear Optics, Soliton Theory




Dr. Soumendu Jana is an Associate Professor at School of Physics and Materials Science, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He finished his Ph.D. in 2008 from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (BIT). He worked with the CNQO group at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, during his BOYSCAST postdoctoral fellowship tenure. Dr Jana’s research interest includes nonlinear optics, photonics and nonlinear dynamics and Laser. He is a Visvesvaraya Young Faculty Research Fellow.

Research Projects:

1. Moving And Colliding Cavity Solitons and Cavity Soliton Molecules, Funded by UGC-BSR, 2012-2014.

2. All-Optical Cryptography Using Localization and Dynamics of Photon in Semiconductor Microresonators, Funded by SERB, 2020-2023

3. Remote Diagnosis and Health Monitoring Using Smart Phone Based VCSEL with an Embedded 2D Material, Funded by CEEMS, TIET-VT, 2021-2024.

4. Generation and Dynamics of Cavity Soliton For Optical Information Technology Devices, Funded by MeitY, 2018-2020.


Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies

OPTICA (formarly Optical Society of America)


Publications and other Research Outputs


  1. Jaspreet Kaur Nagi and Soumendu Jana, "Why is a cavity soliton-based microscope still far from reality?," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 39, 3140-3148 (2022).
  2. Manoj Mishra, Sandeep Kumar Kajala, Mohit Sharma, Swapan Konar, and Soumendu Jana, "Energy optimization of diffraction managed accessible solitons," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 39, 2804-2812 (2022).
  3. J K Nagi, S Jana,  Broadband cavity soliton with graphene saturable absorber, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, 158, 111983 (2022).
  4. M Mishra, SK Kajala, M Sharma, S Konar, S Jana, Generation, dynamics and bifurcation of high power soliton beams in cubic-quintic nonlocal nonlinear media,  Journal of Optics, 24, 055504  (2022)
  5. Neeraj  Sharma and Soumendu Jana,  Making a meta-surface soliton-ready,  Zeitschrift für Naturforschung  A (2022).
  6. Manoj Mishra, Vishakha Takhar and Soumendu Jana, Directional Coupler based on Metal-Insulator-Metal plasmonic Waveguide, J. Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 24 15-20,  2022.
  7. Jaspreet Kaur Nagi and Soumendu Jana, New Operating regimes of cavity solitons by virtue of a graphene flake saturable absorber, Phys. Rev. E,  104 (2), 024209, 2021.
  8. Neeraj Sharma and Soumendu Jana, Dissipative Soliton Dynamics and Switching in Split Ring Resonator Based Metamaterial with Multi-photon Absorption and Diffusion, Phys Lett. A 398  (2021), 127261.
  9. GS Parmar, BA Malomed, S Jana, Interplay of multiphoton absorption, Raman scattering, and third-order dispersion in soliton fiber lasers, JOSA B 38 (2021), 342-352.
  10. Manoj Mishra, Puja Jhajharia, Soumendu Jana, Power exchange dynamics for performance optimization in a miniature plasmonic waveguide coupler, Optoelectron. Adv. Mat. 15, 5-6 (2021).
  11. R Pradhan, A Choudhary, SK Samanta, L Mishra, S Jana, PK Datta, Modeling of all-optical modulation format conversion from amplitude-shift keying to phase-shift keying using a vertical cavity quantum wells absorber, JOSA B 37 (2020), 3754-3762.
  12. R Pradhan, A Choudhary, SK Samanta, S Jana, PK Datta, Phase-Bistability and phase-locking patterns with cavity soliton in Vertical-cavity-based fast semiconductor saturable absorber, Optik 204, (2020)164194.
  13. GS Parmar, R Pradhan, BA Malomed, S Jana,  Dispersion-managed soliton fiber laser with random dispersion, multiphoton absorption and gain dispersion,  Journal of Optics, 20 (10), 105501 (2018).
  14. Baldeep Kaur and Soumendu Jana, Cavity Soliton Molecules and All-Optical Push-broom Effect, Journal of lightwave technology 36 (12), 2463 - 2470 (2018).
  15. Baldeep Kaur, Anu Mittal, Soumendu Jana, S.S. Mallick and Peter Wypych, Stability and Phase Space Analysis of Fluidized-Dense Phase Pneumatic Transport System
    Powder Technology, 330, ( 2018) 190-200.  
  16. Baldeep Kaur, Soumendu Jana. "Generation and dynamics of one-and two-dimensional cavity solitons in a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with a saturable absorber and frequency-selective feedback." JOSA B 34 (7)1374-1385(2017).
  17. GS Parmar, S Jana, BA Malomed, Dissipative soliton fiber lasers with higher-order nonlinearity, multiphoton absorption and emission, and random dispersion, JOSA B 34 (4), 850-860 (2017)
  18. B Kaur, A Mittal, P Wypych, SS Mallick, S Jana, On developing improved modelling and scale-up procedures for pneumatic conveying of fine powders, Powder Technology 305, 270-278 (2017).
  19. Anu Mittal, Baldeep Kaur; Soumya S Mallick, Renhu Pan, Soumendu  Jana, Numerical Simulation of Fluidized Dense-Phase Pneumatic Conveying of Powders towards Developing Improved Model for Solids Friction Factor,
    Particuology 35, 42-50, (2017)
  20. Kadam Bhambri , Gurkirpal Singh , Neena Gupta, Debabrata Deb , Soumendu Jana, Dispersion Managed Dissipative Solitons with Higher Order Nonlinearity and Frequency-Selective Feedback, Optical and Quantum Electronics,    49, 376(2017)
  21. Soumendu Jana, Shivani, Gurkirpal Singh Parmar, Baldeep Kaur, Qin Zhou, Anjan Biswas, Milivoj Belic, Evolution of bell-shaped dissipative optical solitons from super-gaussian pulse in parabolic law medium with bandwidth limited amplification, Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials – Rapid Communications,10(3-4), 143-150, 2016
  22. Baldeep Kaur, Soumendu Jana, Qin Zhou, Anjan Biswas, Milivoj Belic, Bright and exotic solitons in laser cavity with frequency selective feedback, J. of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 18 (5-6), 428-434 (2016) 
  23. Baldeep Kaur, Soumendu Jana, A generic travelling wave solution in dissipative laser cavity, Pramana, 87 (4), 53, (2016)
  24. GS Parmar, S Jana, Bistable dissipative soliton in cubic-quintic nonlinear medium with multiphoton absorption and gain dispersion, JEMWA, 29, 1410-1429 (2015)
  25. Soumendu Jana, AjitpalSingh, K.Porsezian, T.Mithun, Self-trapped elliptical super-Gaussian beam in cubic–quintic media, Optics Communications, 332, 311-320 (2014)
  26. Soumendu Jana and S. Konar, Far-Field Spectral Behaviour and Spectral Switching of Super Gaussian Pulses, Optics Communications 281, 1197-1202 ( 2008).
  27. Soumendu Jana, S. Konarand Manoj Mishra, Soliton Switching in Fiber-Coupler with Periodically Modulated Dispersion, Coupling Constant Dispersion and Cubic Quintic Nonlinearity,Z.Naturforsch. A 63a, 145-151 (2008).
  28. Soumendu Jana and S. Konar, A New Family of Thirring Type Optical Spatial Solitons via Electromagnetic Induced Transparency, Physics Letters A 362, 435-438 (2007).
  29. S. Konar, M. Mishra and Soumendu Jana , Nonlinear Evolution of cosh-Gaussian Laser Beams and Generations of Flat Top Spatial Solitons in Cubic Quintic Nonlinear Media, Physics Letters A 362, 505-510 (2007).
  30. S. Konar, Soumendu Jana and Shwetanshumala, Incoherently coupled screening photovoltaic spatial solitons in a biased photovoltaic photo refractive crystals, Optics Communications 273, 324 -333 (2007).
  31. S. Konar, Soumendu Jana and Woo-Pyo Hong, Two-Component Spatial Holographic Solitons Supported by Cross Phase Modulation, Physica Scripta 76, 470-474 ( 2007).
  32. Soumendu Jana and S. Konar, Tunable Spectral Switching in the Far Field With a Chirped cosh-Gaussian Pulse, Optics Communications 267, 24 -31 ( 2006).
  33. S. Konar, Manoj Mishra and Soumendu Jana, The Effect of Quintic Nonlinearity on the Propagation Characteristics of Dispersion Managed Optical Solitons, Chaos Soliton and Fractals29 (4), 823-828( 2006) .
  34. Shwetanshumala, Soumendu Jana and S.Konar, Propagation of a mixture of modes of a laser beam in a medium with saturable nonlinearity, J. Electromagnetic Waves and Applications20, 2193-2205 ( 2006).
  35. S. Konar, Soumendu Jana and Manoj Mishra, Induced Focusing and All Optical Switching in Cubic Quintic Nonlinear Media, Optics Communications 255, 114-129 ( 2005).
  36. S. Konar, Manoj Mishra and S.Jana , Dispersion managed Optical Solitons With Higher Order Nonlinearity, Fiber and Integrated Optics24, 537-548 ( 2005).
  37. S. Konarand Soumendu Jana, Nonlinear Propagation of a Mixture of TEM00 and TEM01 Modes of a Laser Beam in a Cubic Quintic Medium; Physica Scripta71,198-203 ( 2005).
  38. Soumendu Jana and S. Konar, Induced Focusing of Two Laser Beams in Cubic Quintic Nonlinear Media, Physica Scripta 70, 354 (2004).
  39. S. Konar and Soumendu Jana, Linear and Nonlinear Propagation of sinh-Gaussian pulses in dispersive media possessing Kerr Nonlinearity, Optics Communication 236, 7-20 (2004).
  40. Soumendu Jana and S. Konar,Stable and Quasistable Spatiotemporal Solitons in Cubic Quintic Nonlinear Media, J. of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials13, 25-36 (2004).


  1. Soumendu Jana , Cavity solitons in VCSEL: a single pane solution of optical information technology, CSI Transactions on ICT, 7(2), 111-115 ( 2019).

Awards and Honours:

BOYSCAST Fellowship

Visvesvaraya Fellowship

Description of Research Interests

Soliton, Photonics, Nonlinear optics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Optical information technology

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