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Sebabrata Mukherjee

Postdoctoral Scholar
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  • Ph.D. Physics, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK (2016) 
  • M.Sc. Physics, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, India (2012) 
  • B.Sc. Physics (Hons), University of Calcutta, India (2010)

Selected Publications

1. S Mukherjee and M C Rechtsman, "Observation of Floquet solitons in a topological bandgap," Science 368 (6493), 856-859 (2020).  - Perspective Science 368, 821 (2020)    - Press release PSU News

2. S Mukherjee, et al., ''Experimental Observation of Aharonov-Bohm Cages in Photonic Lattices," Physical Review Letters 121, 075502 (2018).   - Highlighted on the cover page of Physical Review Letters

3. S Mukherjee, et al., ''State-recycling and time-resolved imaging in topological photonic lattices," Nature Communications 9, 4209 (2018).   - Press release BBC News

4. S Mukherjee, et al., ''Experimental observation of anomalous topological edge modes in a slowly-driven photonic lattice," Nature Communications 8, 13918 (2017).

5. S Mukherjee, et al., ''Observation of a localized flat-band state in a photonic Lieb lattice," Physical Review Letters 114, 245504 (2015).   - Viewpoint in Physical Review Letters    - Featured in Nature Materials 

Research Interests

  • Manipulating light transport in evanescently coupled waveguide arrays, 
  • Micro-optic device fabrication using femtosecond laser pulses,
  • Periodically modulated (Floquet) photonic structures, 
  • Optical Kerr nonlinearity,
  • Photonic topological insulators