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                          - H. G. Wells


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                            - Isaac Asimov

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Journal Publications:

• Error estimation in iterative solution of linear systems : algorithms and analysis for CG, Bi-CG and GMRES (P. Jain and K. Manglani), submitted.

• Evaluating roots of polynomials generated by a three-term recurrence: General solutions for eigenvalue problems of chain and lattice models (Hariprasad M.), under review. Preprint

• Strong coupling of an emitter with absorbing matter : A regime for enhancement of light emission (K. Jain), Physical Review Applied 11, 054002 (2019). PDF

• Signal Enhancement from Tunable SERS Substrates: Design and Demonstration of Multiple Regimes of Enhancement (D. R. Nayak, N. Bhat and S. Umapathy), J. Physical Chemistry C, 122 (16),  9134–9140 (2018). PDF

• Fano-type spectra and other interference effects in an all-dielectric nanoshell (S. Garg), J. Optics 19, 075603 (2017). PDF

• Impact of ultrathin dielectric spacers on SERS: energy transfer between polarized charges and plasmons (D. R. Nayak, N. Bhat and S. Umapathy), J. Material Chemistry C 5, 2123-2129 (2017). PDF

• Analysis of numerical solutions to Sommerfeld integral relation of the half-space radiator problem (Arun I.), Applied Numerical Mathematics 106, 79-97 (2016). PDF

• Plasmon-mediated emergence of collective emission and enhanced quantum efficiency in quantum dot films (Praveena M., A. Mukherjee & J. K. Basu), Physical Review B 92, 235403 (2015). PDF

Collective eigenstates of emission in an N-entity heterostructure and the evaluation of its Green tensors and self-energy components, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 3153-3163 (2014). PDF

• Plasmonic interactions at close proximity in chiral geometries: Route towards broadband chiroptical response and giant enantiomeric sensitivity (G. Nair, H. S. Johnson, D. Paria & A. Ghosh), J. Physical Chemistry C 118, 4991–4997 (2014). PDF

• Photoluminescence decay rate engineering of CdSe quantum dots in ensemble arrays embedded with gold nano-antennae (M. Haridas, A. K. Tiwari & J. K. Basu), J. Applied Physics 114, 064305 (2013). PDF

• Enhanced photo-absorption efficiency of incomplete nanoshells (S. G. Dastidar, P. Bharath, A. Roy & A. Ghosh), Optics Letters 38, 3275-3278 (2013). PDF

• Radiative and non-radiative effects of a substrate on localized plasmon resonance of particles (A. K. Tiwari), J. Applied Physics 112, 013529 (2012).  PDF

• Emitter near an arbitrary body: Purcell effect, optical theorem and the Wheeler-Feynman absorber, J. Quant. Spectros. Radiat. Transfer 113, 1705–1711 (2012). PDF