In Optoelectronic Nanodevice Research Laboratory (OPTO NANO GROUP) led by Dr. Mukesh Kumar in Discipline of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore we have been working on Optoelectronic Devices, Nanoelectronics, Integrated Photonics, and Nanofabrication. OPTO NANO GROUP is actively involved in the design and fabrication of number of on-chip devices and functionalities for optical communication, interconnects, computing, bio-chemical sensing and memory applications. Our research group focuses on realizing new/improved optoelectronic functions by utilizing engineered (1D and 2D photonic crystals) and/or hybrid 2D materials (graphene etc.) into our devices.

Following are the thrust areas of our research:

  • Integrated Photonics
  • Optoelectronic Devices
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nano-scale Devices for memory and computing
  • Devices for Optical Fibre Communication and Interconnects
  • Nanofabrication & VLSI Technology
  • Silicon Photonics, Integrated CMOS Photonics
  • Nanophotonics
  • Bio-chemical Sensors
  • Microwave Photonics

We focus on Device Innovations through novel designs and cost-effective fabrication of on-chip devices based on smart and engineered materials for future communication, computing and sensing.The group has ongoing research collaborations with leading scientists in India, UK, South Korea, France, Russia and USA.


Prof. Mukesh Kumar has been appointed as the Associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Journal.

Swati Rajput, a recent Ph.D graduate from ONRL, got position in University of Toronto, Canada.

Lalit Singh, a recent Ph.D graduate from ONRL, got position in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

Sourabh Jain, a recent Ph.D graduate from ONRL, got position in The University of Texas, Austin, USA.

Dr. Mukesh Kumar has been appointed Adjunct Faculty in Purdue School of Engineering & Technology, IUPUI, USA.

Rolling Advertisment for PhD Position.

Recent Publications

1. V. Kaushik, S. Rajput, S. Srivastav, L. Singh, P. Babu, E. Heidari, M. Ahmed, Y. Al-Hadeethi, Hamed Dalir, Volker J. Sorger and M. Kumar, "On-chip nanophotonic broadband wavelength detector with 2D-Electron gas: Nanophotonic platform for wavelength detection in visible spectral region,"Nanophotonics, November 2021, DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2021-0365.

2. S. Rajput, V. Kaushik, P. Babu, P. Tiwari, A. K.Srivastava, and M. Kumar, "Optical Modulation via Coupling of Distributed Semiconductor Heterojunctions in a Si-ITO-Based Subwavelength Grating", Physical Review Applied, Vol.15, No.5, pp. 54029, May 2021.

3. L. Singh, S. Srivastav, V. Kaushik, S. Rajput, R. D. Mishra and M. Kumar, "Light Assisted Electro-Metallization in Resistive Switch with Optical Accessibility," Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2021, DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2021.3091970.

4. L. Singh, S. Srivastava, S.Rajput, V. Kaushik, R. D. Mishra, and M. Kumar,"Optical Switch with Ultra High Extinction Ratio Using Electrically Controlled Metal Diffusion", Optics Letters, Vol. 46, No. 11,pp. 2626-2629, 2021.