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Dr Smijesh N

Dr. Smijesh N. joined the School of Pure & Applied Physics as Assistant Professor in October 2019. He completed his doctoral studies at the Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), Kerala India, and has postdoctoral experience in international laboratories for around 5 years. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Raman Research Institute and joined the Australian Attosecond Science Facility (AASF), Griffith University, Australia as a postdoctoral researcher. Further, he worked at the Relativistic Attosecond Science Laboratory (REAL), Ume ̊a University, Ume ̊a, Sweden as a postdoc before joining Mahatma Gandhi University. During this period, he has gained experience in the field of intense light-matter interaction (Ultrafast and Attosecond Physics), which has a lot of applications in various fields ranging from physics to medicine. Currently, he is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Quantum Dynamics, Griffith University, Australia.

Contact:  +91 (0) 9946326883 (Mob)smijeshn@mgu.ac.in
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Research Interests

Ultrafast and attosecond science, High harmonic generation, Intense light-matter interaction, Laser produced plasmas, Nonlinear optics 


  • Ph.D. Physics, National Institute of Technology Calicut, India (2014)
  • M.Tech. Optoelectronics and Optical Communication, University of Kerala, India (2009)
  • M.Sc. Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India (2006)

Research/Teaching Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, ELI Beamlines Facility, Czech Republic (since Jan 2022)
  • Assistant Professor, SPAP, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India  (Since Oct 2019)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Umeå University, Sweden (2018-19)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Griffith University, Australia (2015-17)
  • Research Associate, Raman Research Institute, India (2014-15)
  • Project Assistant, Raman Research Institute, India (2010-11)
  • Full-time (Guest) Lecturer, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, India. (Jan – Nov 2007)

Citation index

  • Total Number of publications: 20
  • h-index: 10
  • Citation -current: 317
  • Number of M.Phils Supervised: 1
  • No of conferences and symposia attended: 9
  • No of seminar/conference convened: 1
  • No of students currently doing research: 2
  • The reviewer of international journals: 8

Selected FIVE Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. Contrast improvement of sub-4 fs laser pulses using nonlinear elliptical polarization rotation
    N. Smijesh, X. Zhang, P. Fischer, A. A. Muschet, R. Salh, A. Tajalli, U. Morgner, and Veisz. Optics Letters, 44 (16), 4028-4031 (2019).

  2. Plasma plumes produced by laser ablation of Al with single and double pulse schemes
    N. Smijesh, Kavya H. Rao, D. Chetty, I. V. Litvinyuk, R. T. Sang. Optics Letters, 43 (24), 6081-6084 (2018).
  3. Ultrafast Laser produced zinc Plasma: Stark Broadening of emission lines in a nitrogen ambient
    Kavya H. Rao, N. Smijesh, Jijil JJ Nivas, R. Philip, Phys. Plasmas 23, 043503 (2016)
  4. Acceleration of neutrals in a nanosecond laser-produced nickel plasma
    N. Smijesh, K. Chandrasekharan, and R. Philip, Phys. Plasmas 21, 123507 (2014)
  5. Emission dynamics of an expanding ultrafast-laser produced Zn plasma under different ambient pressures
    N. Smijesh and R. Philip, J. Appl. Phys. 114, 093301 (2013)

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Other Affiliations

ELI Beamline Facility



Adjunct Research Fellow
Australian Attosecond Science Facility
Centre for Quantum Dynamics
Griffith University, Australia-4111