An International Peer Reviewed Research Journal

Title Vol 30 No 5, 2021

AJP

SSN : 0971 - 3093

Vol 30, No 5, May, 2021


Asian


Journal of Physics

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Volume 30                                                               No 5                                                              May 2021

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A Special Issue Dedicated
to
Prof Anurag Sharma


Guest Edited By : S N Tripathi and V K Rastogi


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Appreciation
  

 Professor Anurag Sharma, FNA has been a very close colleague of mine @ IIT Delhi. In late 1977 when I returned to IITD from abroad after a two-year post-doctoral stint at the Norwegian Institute of Technology at Trondheim, I met him for the first time. He was pursuing Ph D then with Prof Ghatak as his Adviser. He had worked on the then hot area of graded refractive index media and in particular, designs of graded-index lenses. He came out with a new algorithm for such lens design, which is often referred by scientists as “Sharma algorithm” in this field as told to me by Prof Duncan Moore of Institute of Optics @ Rochester once.  There after he moved to more hard-core theory of guided wave optics and components and has had worked extensively on developing variational and other techniques for modeling optical waveguides as well as fibers, some of which like “collocation method” have received extensive citations also. For last several years he has been regularly invited to the Waveguide theory workshop held in Europe before the well-known European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) conference series. With some of his graduate students he had worked also on optical designs and has taught this topic to Masters students @ IITD for several years.  Besides his contributions to research, for which he received several prestigious national awards including the coveted SS Bhatnagar award of CSIR and earned fellowships from all the major national academies in India and also the fellowship of OSA The Optical Society (USA), he has also exhibited his prowess in academic administration at IIT Delhi with his out of box solutions to complicated and intricate administrative issues many a times. Together we had actively collaborated in organizing flagship international conferences and workshops in the broad area of Fiber Optics and Photonics several times and I always enjoyed and admired his approach and also his support and advices when I was Chair of the Physics department @ IITD.  As a person he has been very positive and helpful to students and faculty in general.  I am glad to know that AJP is bringing out a special issue in his honor next year and I wish great success of the special issue and him many more productive years of research.
-    Bishnu Pal, Dean Academics,Mahindra University Hyderabad
     Oct 27,2020

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