Samyobrata Mukherjee, a student from the School of Physics, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has published his research work in the journal “Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. (2016) 76: 30001” under the title “Coherent perfect absorption mediated enhancement of transverse spin in a gap plasmon guide”. It was accomplished during his M.Sc. in the School of Physics under the supervision of Prof. S. Dutta Gupta. It was also included in his Master’s thesis. Another paper that resulted from his work under Prof. Dutta Gupta during his M.Sc. has been accepted for publication in Pramana, the Journal of Physics run by the Indian Academy of Sciences.


The paper published in EPJAP has been highlighted in Europhysics News Vol. 48 No. 2. In it, Samyobrata and Dutta Gupta explore the possibility of using Coherent Perfect Absorption (CPA) in a gap plasmon structure to enhance Belinfante’s spin. They show that it is possible to significantly enhance Belinfante’s (transverse) spin using this scheme and also show that the effect observed is robust under minor variations in the system.

Europhysics News is the magazine of the European physics community. It is owned by the European Physical Society and produced in cooperation with EDP Sciences. The total circulation is currently about 25000 copies per issue.


After completing his schooling in Don Bosco School, Bandel (West Bengal), Samyobrata did his B.Sc. in the Physical Sciences at St. Stephen’s College before joining UoH for M.Sc. in Physics. “I always wanted to pursue a career in academics and UoH provided me with an opportunity to continue on my chosen career path in a vibrant academic community, says Samyobrata”.

Samyobrata who is presently doing his Ph.D. at ICFO – the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona says, “The School of Physics at UoH was a place where most professors kept an open door policy and were happy to engage with students outside the classroom. This offered an appropriate atmosphere for academic growth”. He further adds, “Outside the School of Physics, UoH was, for the most part, a vibrant community and a democratic space that allowed for free exchange of ideas among students from disparate backgrounds and motivations. I had the opportunity to learn a lot and broaden my horizons from my immersion in the life on campus. I hope that the University cultivates this tradition and would encourage all students, current and prospective, to not limit themselves to the classroom but also engage actively with the campus community”.