INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH KOLKATA

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An Autonomous Institution, Under the Ministry of Education, Government of India

Ayan Banerjee

Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences (DPS), Center of Excellence in Space Sciences, India (CESSI)
E-mail: ayan [at] iiserkol.ac.in

All Publications:

  1. Kumar, Sumeet; M, Gunaseelan; Vaipully, Rahul; Banerjee, Ayan and Roy, Basudev. 2021."Breaking the diffraction limit in absorption spectroscopy using upconverting nanoparticles." Nanoscale, 13, 11856
  2. Mukherjee, Chandreyee; Kundu, Avijit; Dey, Raunak; Banerjee, Ayan and Sengupta, Kaushik. 2021."Active microrheology using pulsed optical tweezers to probe viscoelasticity of lamin A." Soft Matter, 17, 6787-6796
  3. Banerjee, Arunita; Das, Nandan; Dey, Rajib; Majumdar, Shouvik; Shit, Piuli; Banerjee, Ayan; Ghosh, Nirmalya and Bhadra, Anindita. 2021."Power-laws in dog behavior may pave the way to predictive models: A pattern analysis study." Heliyon, 7, e07243
  4. Paul, Shuvojit; Narinder, N; Banerjee, Ayan; Nayak, Rajesh K; Steindl, Jakob and Bechinger, Clemens. 2021."Bayesian inference of the viscoelastic properties of a Jeffrey’s fluid using optical tweezers." Scientific Reports, 11, 2023
  5. Dey, Raunak; Ghosh, Subrokoli; Kundu, Avijit and Banerjee, Ayan. 2021."Simultaneous Random Number Generation and Optical Tweezers Calibration Employing a Learning Algorithm Based on the Brownian Dynamics of a Trapped Colloidal Particle." Frontiers in Physics, 8:576948, 1-12
  6. Ghosh, Subhrokoli; Ranjan, Anand Dev; Das, Santu; Sen, Rakesh; Roy, Basudev; Roy, Soumyajit and Banerjee, Ayan. 2021."Directed Self-Assembly Driven Mesoscale Lithography Using Laser-Induced and Manipulated Microbubbles: Complex Architectures and Diverse Applications." Nano Letters, 21, 10-25
  7. Sil, Souvik; Basak, Prithviraj; Pahi, Anita and Banerjee, Ayan. 2020."A study of photophoretic trapping exploiting motional resonances of trapped particles induced by wideband excitation." Applied Physics Letters, 117, 221106
  8. Pal, Debapriya; Gupta, Subhasish Dutta; Ghosh, Nirmalya and Banerjee, Ayan. 2020."Direct observation of the effects of spin dependent momentum of light in optical tweezers." APL Photonics, 5, 086106
  9. Tiwari, Roshan; Maji, Krishnendu; A, Ajmal; Ghosh, Subhrokoli; Ghosh, Nirmalya; Haldar, Debasish and Banerjee, Ayan. 2020."Laser assisted self-assembly of diphenylalanine: Emergence of robust waveguiding properties and Fano resonances." Journal of Material Chemistry C, 8, 9663
  10. Chandra, Amar Deo and Banerjee, Ayan. 2020."Rapid phase calibration of a spatial light modulator using novel phase masks and optimization of its efficiency using an iterative algorithm." Journal of Modern Optics, 67, 628
  11. Sil, Souvik; Basak, Prithviraj and Banerjee, Ayan. 2020."Characterization of a photophoretic optical trap in air by measuring motional resonances of trapped absorbing mesoscopic particles." Asian Journal of Physics, 29, 163
  12. Paul, Shuvojit; Kumar, Randhir and Banerjee, Ayan. 2019."A quantitative analysis of memory effects in the viscously coupled dynamics of optically trapped Brownian particles." Soft Matter (Communications), 15, 8976
  13. Kundu, Avijit; Paul, Shuvojit; Banerjee, Soumitro and Banerjee, Ayan. 2019."Measurement of Van der Waals force using oscillating optical tweezers." Applied Physics Letters, 115, 123701
  14. Paul, Shuvojit; Kundu, Avijit and Banerjee, Ayan. 2019."Single-shot phase-sensitive wideband active microrheology of viscoelastic fluids using pulse-scanned optical tweezers." Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 31, 504001
  15. Ghosh, Subhrokoli; Biswas, Aritra; Roy, Basudev and Banerjee, Ayan. 2019."Self-assembly and complex manipulation of colloidal mesoscopic particles by active thermocapillary stress." Soft Matter, 15, 4703
  16. Paul, Shuvojit; Kundu, Avijit and Banerjee, Ayan. 2019."Active microrheology to determine viscoelastic parameters of Stokes-Oldroyd B fluids using optical tweezers." Journal of Physics Communication, 3, 035002
  17. Thomas, Preethi; Ghosh, Subhrokoli; Mallik, Apabrita; Banerjee, Ayan and Roy, Soumyajit. 2018."Inexpensive Design of Bio-Chip for Disease Diagnostics: Microchip Patterned from a Soft oxometalate-Perylene based Hybrid Composite using Thermo-optical Laser Tweezers." European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry , 2019, 469
  18. Paul, Shuvojit; Kumar, Randhir and Banerjee, Ayan. 2018."Two-point active microrheology in a viscous medium exploiting a motional resonance excited in dual-trap optical tweezers." Physical Review E, 97, 042606
  19. Paul, Shuvojit; Roy, Basudev and Banerjee, Ayan. 2018."Free and confined Brownian motion in viscoelastic Stokes-Oldroyd B fluids." Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter , 30, 345101
  20. Paul, Shuvojit; Laskar, Abhrajit; Singh, Rajesh; Roy, Basudev; Adhikari, R. and Banerjee, Ayan. 2017."Direct verification of the fluctuation-dissipation relation in viscously coupled oscillators." Physical Review E Rapid Communication, 96, 050102(R)
  21. Sil, Souvik; Saha, Tushar Kanti; Kumar, Avinash; Bera, Sudipta and Banerjee, Ayan. 2017."Dual-mode optical fiber-based tweezers for robust trapping and manipulation of absorbing particles in air." Journal of Optics (Letters), 12, 12LT02
  22. Ghosh, Subhrokoli; Das, Santu; Paul, Shuvojit; Thomas, Preethi; Roy, Basudev; Mitra, Partha; Roy, Soumyajit and Banerjee, Ayan. 2017."In situ self-assembly and photopolymerization for hetero-phase synthesis and patterning of conducting materials using soft oxometalates in thermo-optical tweezers." Journal of Material Chemistry C, 5, 6718
  23. Bera, Sudipta; Paul, Shuvojit; Singh, Rajesh; Ghosh, Dipanjan; Kundu, Avijit; Banerjee, Ayan and Adhikari, R. 2017."Fast Bayesian inference of optical trap stiffness and particle diffusion." Scientific Reports, 7, 41638
  24. Bera, Sudipta; Kumar, Avinash; Sil, Souvik; Saha, Tushar Kanti; Saha, Tanumoy and Banerjee, Ayan. 2016."Simultaneous measurement of mass and rotation of trapped absorbing particles in air." Optics Letters, 41, 4356
  25. Saha, Sudipta; Singh, Ankit K; Ray, Subir K; Banerjee, Ayan; Gupta, Subhasish Dutta and Ghosh, Nirmalya. 2016."Transverse spin and transverse momentum in scattering of plane waves." Optics Letters, 41, 4499
  26. Roy, Basudev; Mondal, Argha; Bera, Sudipta K and Banerjee, Ayan. 2016."Using Brownian motion to measure shape asymmetry in mesoscopic matter using optical tweezers." Soft Matter, 12, 5077—5080
  27. Roy, Basudev; Panja, Mayukh; Ghosh, Subhrokoli; Ghosh, Subhrokoli; Sengupta, Supratim; Nandy, Dibyendu and Banerjee, Ayan. 2016."Exploring the phase explosion of water using SOM-mediated micro-bubbles." New Journal of Chemistry, 40, 1048-1056
  28. Mandal, Argha; Roy, Basudev and Banerjee, Ayan. 2015."Generation of microswimmers from passive Brownian particles in a spherically aberrated optical trap." Optics Express, 23, 8021-8028
  29. Thomas, Preethi; Pei, Cuiying; Roy, Basudev; Ghosh, Subhrokoli; Das, Santu; Banerjee, Ayan; Ben, Teng; Qiu, Shilun and Roy, Soumyajit. 2015."Site specific supramolecular heterogeneous catalysis by optically patterned soft oxometalate– porous organic framework (SOM–POF) hybrid on a chip." Journal of Material Chemistry A, 3, 1431-1442
  30. Roy, Basudev; Ghosh, Nirmalya; Banerjee, Ayan; Gupta, Subhasish Dutta and Banerjee, Ayan. 2014."Manifestations of geometric phase and enhanced spin Hall shifts in an optical trap." New Journal of Physics, 16, 083037
  31. Roy, Basudev; Bera, Sudipta K and Banerjee, Ayan. 2014."Simultaneous detection of rotational and translational motion in optical tweezers by measurement of backscattered intensity." Optics Letters, 39, 3316-3319
  32. Roy, Basudev; Sahasrabudhe, Atharva; Parasar, Bibudha; Ghosh, Nirmalya; Panigrahi, Prasanta; Banerjee, Ayan and Roy, Soumyajit. 2014."Micro-OptoMechanical Movements (MOMs) with SoftOxometalates (SOMs): Controlled Motion of Single Soft-Oxometalate Pea-pods Using Exotic Optical Potentials." Journal of Molecular and Engineering Materials, 2, 1440006-17
  33. Roy, Basudev; Arya, Manish; Thomas, Preethi; Jurgschat, Julius Konstantin; Rao, K Venkata; Banerjee, Ayan; Reddy, Chilla Malla and Roy, Soumyajit. 2013."Self-Assembly of Mesoscopic Materials to form Controlled and Continuous Patterns by Thermo-Optically Manipulated Laser Induced Microbubbles." Langmuir, 29 , 14733
  34. Soni, Jalpa; Ghosh, Sayantan; Mansha, Shampy; Kumar, Amit; Gupta, Subhasish Dutta; Banerjee, Ayan and Ghosh, Nirmalya. 2013."Enhancing spin-orbit interaction of light by plasmonic nanostructures." Optics Letters, 38, 1748
  35. Roy, Basudev; Ghosh, Nirmalya; Gupta, S Dutta; Panigrahi, Prasanta K; Roy, Soumyajit and Banerjee, Ayan. 2013."Controlled transportation of mesoscopic particles by enhanced spin orbit interaction of light in an optical trap." Physical Review A, 87, 043823
  36. Roy, Basudev; Pal, Sambit Bikas; Haldar, Arijit; Gupta, Ratnesh Kumar; Ghosh, Nirmalya and Banerjee, Ayan. 2012."Probing the dynamics of an optically trapped particle by phase sensitive back focal plane interferometry." Optics Express, 20, 8317
  37. Haldar, Arijit; Pal, Sambit Bikas; Roy, Basudev; Gupta, S Dutta and Banerjee, Ayan. 2012."Self-assembly of microparticles in stable ring structures in an optical trap." Physical Review A, 85, 033832
  38. Pal, Sambit Bikas; Haldar, Arijit; Roy, Basudev and Banerjee, Ayan. 2012."Measurement of probe displacement to the thermal resolution limit in photonic force microscopy using a miniature quadrant photodetector." Review of Scientific Instruments, 83, 023108
  39. Ghosh, Nirmalya; Banerjee, Ayan and Soni, Jalpa. 2011."Turbid medium polarimetry in biomedical imaging and diagnosis." European Physical Journal of Applied Physics, 54, 30001


  1. Gupta, Subhasish Dutta; Ghosh, Nirmalya and Banerjee, Ayan. 2015." ", "Wave optics: Basic Concepts and Contemporary Trends". CRC Press, ISBN: 9781482237733