Department of  PHYSICS

Dr. Md. Mabud Hossain Assistant Professor / PHYSICS

Email :

Address : Department of Physics, IIA/27 New Town, 2nd Floor, Aliah University, Kolkata-700160, India. [Contact: +91 33 23416527 (Office), Intercom: 3505]

Phone : +91 9433336243


B.Sc. (Physics Hons): City College, affiliated to University of Calcutta, 2004.

M.Sc. (Physics): Department of Physics, University of Calcutta, 2006.

Ph.D. (Physics): Department of Physics, University of Calcutta, March 2012 (Thesis Submission in 2011). (Thesis Title: Precision Spectroscopic Measurement and Analysis of Non-Linear Resonances in Atomic Rubidium Vapour)

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor: Aliah University, Kolkata (2nd November 2012 - till date).

Part-time Lecturer in Physics: Bangabasi Morning College, Kolkata, (November 2006 to August 2007).

Field of Specialization

Atomic and Laser Physics, Quantum Optics, Non-Linear Optics.

(Experiment in Laser Spectroscopy)

Courses Taught/Teaching

PH 502: Advanced Atomic and Laser Physics (M.Sc., Special Paper (half))

[Course contents: (i) Coherent interaction of atomic system with Laser, (ii) Laser Spectroscopy, (iii) Mechanical effect of Laser, (iv) Laser cooling, trapping and BE condensation]

PH 503: Atomic Physics-II (M.Sc., Full Paper)

[Course contents: (i) Interaction of one-electron atoms with e.m. radiation, (ii) Fine and hyperfine structure of one electron atom, (iii) Spectra of two-electron atoms, (iv) Many-electron theory, (v) Spectra of alkali and alkaline earth atoms]

PH 406: Statistical Mechanics-II (M.Sc., Full Paper) 

[Course contents: (i) Fundamentals of statistical mechanics, (ii) Microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles, (iii) Classical non-ideal gas, (iv) Quantum statistical mechanics (v) Ideal Bose and Fermi gas, (vi) Phase transition and critical phenomena, Ising model, Landau theory of phase transition, (vii) Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics]

PH 303: Statistical Mechanics-I (B.Sc. Hons., Major part): 

[Course contents: (i) Statistical descriptions of systems of particles, (ii) Basic principles of statistical mechanics, (iii) Classical statistical mechanics: MB distribution, (iv) Motivations for quantum statistics: BE and FD distribution, applications of quantum statistics.]

PH 308: Modern Optics (B.Sc. Hons., Half Paper):

[Course contents: (i) LASER, (ii) Fiber optics, (iii) Holography, (iv) Nonlinear optics.]

PH 392: Physics Lab V  

(B.Sc. Honours Practical, 3rd Year, VI Sem, Full Paper)

PH 591: Physics Lab IX

(M.Sc. General Practical, IX Sem.,  Full Paper)

PH 592: Advanced Physics Lab

(Experiments on Laser, Opto-electronics and Fiber Optics, X Sem, partly)

RM 601: Research Methodology (Ph.D. Course work)

Microprocessor 8085 (Theory and Practical) (B.Sc./M.Sc.) (Currently out of syllabus)

Research Area

Atomic and Laser Physics, Quantum Optics

(Coherent Pump-Probe Laser Spectroscopy: Theory and Experiment)


CSIR JRF/SRF (UGC-CSIR NET 2006): “Laser Spectroscopy and Laser Cooling Lab.", Dept of Physics, Calcutta University, Kolkata (2007-2012).

Post Doctoral Fellow: National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (Aug 2012-Oct 2012).

Journal Papers Published

[11] Temperature and magnetic field effects on the EIT resonance in Λ- and V-type systems for the 85Rb-D2 transition”  S. Mitra, S. Dey, M.M. Hossain, P.N. Ghosh and B. Ray,   J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys., 46, 075002-075014 (2013).                         

[10] “Standing wave pump field induced coherent non-linear resonances in rubidium vapour” S. Mitra, M.M. Hossain, P. Poddar, C. Chaudhuri, B. Ray and P.N. Ghosh,   Chem. Phys. Lett. 513, 173-178 (2011).

[9] “Non-linear resonances caused by coherent, optical pumping and saturating effects in the presence of three laser fields for the 85Rb-D2 transitionM.M. Hossain, S. Mitra, P. Poddar, C. Chaudhuri, B. Ray and P.N. Ghosh,   J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 44, 115501 (12pp) (2011). 

[8] “Double EIT and enhanced EIT signal in a combination of Λ- and V-type system of Rb-D2 transition”  M.M. Hossain, S. Mitra, B. Ray and P.N. Ghosh, Appl. Phys. B 103, 117-122 (2011).

[7] “Coherent laser spectroscopy of rubidium atoms” S. Mitra, M.M. Hossain, B. Ray, P.N. Ghosh, S. Cartaleva and D. Slavov,   Proc. of SPIE 7747, 77470B-(1-9) (2011).

[6] “A comparative study of the effects of different buffer gases on the line shape of water vapour rovibronic transition” P. Poddar, S. Mitra, M.M. Hossain and B. Ray,  Vib. Spectrosc. 56, 96-98 (2011).

[5] “On line shape of electromagnetically induced transparency in a multilevel system” S. Mitra, M.M. Hossain, B. Ray, P.N. Ghosh, S. Cartaleva, D. Slavov,    Opt. Commun. 283, 1500-1509 (2010).

[4] “Diode laser spectroscopy of He, N2 and air broadened water vapour transitions belonging to the (2n1+n2+n3) overtone band” P. Poddar, S. Mitra, M.M. Hossain, D. Biswas, P.N. Ghosh and B. Ray,   Mol. Phys. 108,1957-1964 (2010).

[3] “EIT locking of a semiconductor diode laser: significant improvement over Doppler locking” S. Mitra, M.M. Hossain, B. Ray and P.N. Ghosh,  Indian J. Phys. 84, 969-975 (2010).

[2] “High Contrast Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in a Nitrogen Filled Rb  Vapour CellM.M. Hossain, S. Mitra, B. Ray and P.N. Ghosh,  Laser Phys. 19, 2008-2013 (2009).

[1] “Study of width and height of EIT resonance in a Doppler broadened five-level system with varying probe powerM.M. Hossain, S. Mitra,  S. Chakrabarti, D. Bhattacharyya, B. Ray  and P.N. Ghosh,  Eur. Phys. J. D 53, 141-146 (2009).

Membership Of Learned Societies

Life Member of Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT)


Oral/Poster Presentation

[6] “Study of various decoherence on EIT in three level lambda type system” (Oral Presentation)  “International Conference on Light Quanta: Modern Perspective and Applications”, Organized by Department of Physics, Allahabad University, India, During 14th -16th December, 2015.

[5]. “Two-photon resonances in a cascade-type system for the 87Rb atoms”- (Oral Presentation) “Two-day meeting in the Dept of. Physics, C.U., (27-28/6/2011), Kolkata, India.

[4]. “Non-Linear Resonances Caused by Coherent, Optical Pumping and Saturating Effects in Rubidium Vapour Cell”- (Oral presentation), Short term visit in Institute of Electronics, (2-15/05/2011) Sofia, Bulgaria.

[3]. “Coherent properties of a multi-level Λ- and V-type systems” (Poster presentation)  M.M. Hossainet al. “22nd International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP 2010)” 25-30 July, 2010, Cairns, Australia.

[2]. “Coherent Spectroscopic Measurements and Investigation of Interaction Nature Using Cold Rb Atoms” (Poster presentation)  M.M. Hossainet al., “International Conference on Cold Ions and Atoms (ICCIA10)” 18-21 January, 2010, Kolkata, India.

[1]. “Effect of Pump Power on Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in Rb Vapour” (Poster presentation) M.M. Hossain, et al., “Eighth DAE-BRNS National Laser Symposium (NLS-08)”, 7-10 January, 2009, LASTEC, Delhi, India.

Participation in Conference/School/Workshop/Seminar

[7] “International School on Cold Ions and Atoms 2010” 6-16 January, 2010, IACS, Kolkata, India.

[6] “Local Level Summer School on Ultra-cold Atoms and Quantum Gases”, 18-22 May, 2009, IACS, Kolkata, India.

[5] “Conference on Laser Applications in Basic and in Applied Sciences (CLBAS-2009), 14-17 February, 2009, Dept. of Physics, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, India.

[4] “SERC School on Laser Spectroscopy and Applications in Science and Technology” 3-21 November, 2008, BARC, Mumbai, India.

[3] “International Conference on Lasers and Nanomaterials (ICLAN)” 30th Nov-2nd December, 2006, Dept. of Physics, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.

[2] “Ph.D. Teaching Programme on Instrumentation & Control” 25th September -20th October, 2006, IUAC, New Delhi, India. 

[1] “C.K. Majumdar Memorial Summer Workshop on Experimental Physics, 2004” 16-25 June, 2004, Dept. of Physics, R.K. Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, Kolkata, India.

Other Notable Activities

Scientific Visit in Abroad:

(i) Paper presentation in “22nd International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP 2010), Cairns, AUSTRALIA, 2010.

(ii) Lab Visit for Experiment (Bilateral Indo-Bulgarian DST (Gov of India) Project of Prof P N Ghosh, Dr. B Ray, Prof. S Cartaleva, Dr. D. Slavov): Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, BULGARIA, (Two weeks), 2011.

(iii) Lab Visit and Talk (Quantum Atom Optics Lab of Prof. Philipp Treutlein): Department of Physics, University of Basel, SWITZERLAND, (One week), 2012. 

(iv) Post Doctoral Fellow (Ultracold Atom Laboratory of Prof. Ite A. Yu): Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, TAIWAN, 2012.

International Journal Referring: 

(i) J. Phys. B: At. Mol. and Opt. Phys. (IOP, UK).

(ii) J. of Optics (IOP, UK).

(iii) Physica Scripta (IOP, UK)

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