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The department was established in 1951. The department has modern facilities like STM, MBE, Lasers, etc and provides consultancy services to many industries and other institutes. The department is deeply engaged in frontier areas of Astro-physics and Cosmology Sciences and technologies of new materials and optical fibres.

Some of the sponsored projects include , Development of EDFA, Dispersion Comp Optical Fibre as a part of, Fibre Lasers, Acoustic Sounding Studies, Rare Earth Doped Optical Fibres, Studies in Photon Atom and Photon Molecule Interaction, Detailed structure Analysis of Samples using XD, Growth and characterization of strain and Band gap.

Head of the Department : Prof. A Taraphder
Phone (Head's chamber) : +91-3222-282286
Office : +91-3222-282285
Phone (Chamber) : +91-3222-283852
Phone (Residence) : +91-3222-283853, +91-3222-220064
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Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur - 721302, INDIA
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