KOCHI: India is making major strides in developing laser technology that will revolutionise the treatment of cancers and open up new vistas in the field of communication technology, said
B N Jagtap, senior scientist and director of Chemistry Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).
“We are doing research on new laser applications in the field of photo dynamic therapy for treating cancers. The Radiation and Photochemistry Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has been doing research in developing applications in energy, material, health and environment,” said Jagtap at the three-day national workshop on ‘Recent Advances in Lasers for Communication, Signal and Material Processing’ which concluded on Friday at the Toc H Institute of Science and Technology (TIST), Arakkunnam.
Scientists from the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), who spoke at the workshop, highlighted the use of laser devices in developing defence equipment, applications of lasers in sensing and communication and the challenges faced in the development and manufacture of laser devices.
V P N Nampoori of Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat), Samuel Varghese (Head of Photonics R and D Nest group), Murali Krishna, V Natarajan and R Rajesh of NPOL, P T Ajith Kumar of Light Logics Thiruvananathapuram and Joly Cyriac of Holmarc Kochi among others spoke.
Toc H president C S Varghese, founder- director K Varghese, Principal D Vincent H Wilson also addressed the workshop organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, TIST, in association with the International School of Photonics (Cusat) and the Photonics Society of India.