Saravnamuttu Research Group McMaster University | Inspiring Innovation and Discovery

Publications

Peer-reviewed

  • J. Guo, J. T. Sheridan* and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Collective dynamics of populations of weakly correlated filaments of incoherent white light”, J. Opt. 15, 035201-0352206 (2013) Featured on journal cover.
  • K. Kasala and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Optochemical self-organization in a spatially modulated incandescent field: a single-step route to black and bright polymer lattices”, Langmuir 29, 1221-1227 (2013)
  • M. R. Ponte, R. Welch and K. Saravanamuttu*, “An optochemically self-organized nonlinear waveguide lattice with primitive cubic symmetry”, Opt. Express 4, 4205-4214 (2013)
  • L. Qiu and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Modulation instability of incandescent light in a photopolymer doped with Ag nanoparticles”, J. Opt. 14, 125202-1-125202-13 (2012)
  • K. Kasala and K. Saravanamuttu*, “A black beam borne by an incandescent field self-traps in a photopolymerizing medium”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 14195–14200 (2012) Featured in Chemistry World (RSC); highlighted in Editor’s Choice, Science.
  • K. Kasala and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Coaxial self-trapping of white and gray regions of an incandescent field: a bright core with a dark cladding” (invited submission), accepted, Physics Research International, special issue “Advances in Novel Optical Materials and Devices”, (2012). doi:10.1155/2012/798906
  • A. B. Villafranca and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Diversity and slow dynamics of diffraction rings: a comprehensive study of spatial self-phase modulation in a photopolymer”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 29, 2357-2372 (2012)
  • K. Kasala and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Optochemical self-organisation of white light in a photopolymerisable gel: a single-step route to intersecting and interleaving 3-D optical and waveguide lattices”, J. Mater. Chem., 22, 12281-12287 (2012)
  • L. Qiu and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Optical self-trapping in a photopolymer doped with Ag nanoparticles: a single-step route to metallodielectric cylindrical waveguides”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 29, 1085-1093 (2012)
  • A. B. Villafranca and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Spontaneous and sequential transitions of a Gaussian beam into diffraction rings, single ring and circular array of filaments in a photopolymer”, Opt. Express 19, 15560-15573 (2011)
  • K. Saravanamuttu*, “Nonlinear light propagation in photopolymers: from self-trapped beams to 3-D optical lattices”, Photons, Technical Review of the Canadian Institute for Photonics Innovation, 9, 14-18, (2011)
  • A. B. Villafranca and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Diffraction rings due to spatial self-phase modulation in a photopolymerizable medium”, J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 125202-125208, (2009)
  • L. Qiu, J. Franc, A. Rewari, D. Blanc and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Photolytic formation of Ag nanoparticles in oligomeric organosiloxanes: new photolithographic routes to metallodielectric microperiodic structures”, J. Mater. Chem. 19, 373-378, (2009)
  • J. Zhang and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Nonlinear propagation of incoherent white light in a photopolymerizable medium: evidence of the co-existence and competition between spontaneous pattern formation and self-trapping”. J. Mat. Sci.: Materials in Electronics, 20, S380–S384, (2009)
  • A. B. Villafranca and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Dynamics of self-trapped coherent beams and the evolution of their modal structure in photopolymerizable media”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 112, 17388–17396, (2008)
  • K. Kasala and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Interactions of mutually incoherent self-trapped beams of white light in a photopolymerisable medium”. Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 051111-051113 (2008)
  • I. B. Burgess, M. Ponte and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Spontaneous formation of 3-D optical and structural lattices from two orthogonal and mutually incoherent beams of white light propagating in a photopolymerisable material”. J. Mater. Chem. 18, 4133–4139 (2008) Featured on journal cover; top ten most- downloaded articles, September 2008.
  • I. B. Burgess, W. E. Shimmell and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Spontaneous Pattern Formation Due to Modulation Instability of Incoherent White Light in a Photopolymerizable Medium”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129, 4738–4746 (2007)
  • J. Zhang and K. Saravanamuttu*, “The Dynamics of Self-Trapped Beams of Incoherent White Light in a Free-Radical Photopolymerizable Medium”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 14913–14923, (2006)
  • J. Zhang, K. Kasala, A. Rewari and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Self-trapping of spatially and temporally incoherent light in a photochemical system”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 406-407 (2006)
  • J. Zhang, M. Sakalauskas, K. Kasala and K. Saravanamuttu*, “Self-trapped white light beams and their interactions in a photochemical system”, Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. 95, 875-877 (2006)
  • K. Saravanamuttu, C. F. Blanford, D. N. Sharp, E. R. Dedman, A. J. Turberfield* and R. G. Denning* “Sol-Gel Organic-Inorganic Composites for 3-D Holographic Lithography of Photonic Crystals with Submicron Periodicity”, Chem. Mater. 15, 2301-2304 (2003).
  • Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu* and Mark. P. Andrews “Spontaneously ordered sol-gel composites with sub-micron periodicity”, Chem. Mater. 15, 14-16 (2003).
  • Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu and Mark. P. Andrews*, “Visible Laser Self-focusing in Hybrid Glass Planar Waveguides”. Opt. Lett. 27, 1342-1344 (2002).
  • Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu and Mark P. Andrews*, “Laser Tuning Self-focusing Photo-oriented Polymerization”. Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. 81, 477 (1999).
  • Daniele Blanc, Serge Pelissier, Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu, S. Iraj Najafiand Mark P. Andrews*, “Self-Processing of Surface Relief Gratings in Photosensitive Hybrid Sol-Gel Glasses”. Adv. Mater. 11, 1508-1511 (1999).
  • Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu, Xin M. Du, S. Iraj Najafi and Mark P.Andrews*, “Photo-induced Structural Relaxation and Densification in Sol-Gel Derived Nanocomposite Thin Films; Implications in Integrated Optics Device Fabrication”. Can. J. Chem. 76, 1717-1729 (1998).

Published conference proceedings

  • I. D. Hosein, H. Lin, M. R. Ponte, D. Basker, K. Saravanamuttu, “Multidirectional 
waveguide arrays in a planar architecture.” Proc. SPIE – Int. Soc. Opt. Eng, 8983, 89830E (2014).
  • Ana B. Villafranca and K. Saravanamuttu* “Nonlinear forms of laser beam propagation in a photopolymerizable medium”, Proc. SPIE – Int. Soc. Opt. Eng, 7213, 72130T-72130T-8 (2009).
  • Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu, Mark P. Andrews* and S. Iraj Najafi, “Light-induced Densification and Mechanisms in Hybrid Sol-Gel Glasses for Photonic Devices”. Proc. SPIE – Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 3469, 79 (1998).
  • Kalaichelvi Saravanamuttu, Mark P. Andrews* and S. Iraj Najafi “Photosensitivity of Sol-Gel Derived Nano-composites in Optical Device Deposition: An In Situ Spectroscopic Study”. Proc. SPIE – Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 3417, (1998).
  • M. P. Andrews*, K. Saravanamuttu, T. Touam, R. Sara, X. M. Du, S.I. Najafi. “Collateral Densification Associated with the Photoresponse of Hybrid Sol-Gel Glasses for Depositing Bragg Gratings on Ridge waveguides”. Proc. SPIE – Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 3282, 50 (1998).

Patents

  • M. A. Brook, D. Basker, C. Bacus, M. Sweetman, A. Hudson, D. Chen, K. Saravanamuttu, “Microstructured light harvesting waveguide arrays”, US provisional patent application # 61/712482
  • K. Saravanamuttu, M. A. Brook, I. B. Burgess and M. R. Ponte, “Spontaneous recognition, alignment and interconnection between extremely large populations of antiparallel self-trapped light beams and waveguides” US Provisional patent application #61/771324