The University of Southampton

Dr Vinita Mittal

Vinita received her PhD entitled ‘Mid-infrared integrated photonics devices for biosensing’, supervised by Prof. James Wilkinson and Dr. Senthil Ganapathy, at the ORC in 2017. She received her master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering, from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 2012.

Her research focuses on the fabrication and characterisation of integrated photonic devices for applications in the near and mid-infrared regions. Her interests lie in exploring novel photonics materials, device fabrication and characterization, and spectroscopy.

Publications

Mittal, Vinita, Wilkinson, J.S. and Murugan, G.S. (2014) High-contrast, GeTe4 waveguides for mid-infrared biomedical sensing applications. Photonics West 2014, San Francisco, United States. 01 - 06 Feb 2014. 10 pp . (doi:10.1117/12.2036972).

Mittal, Vinita, Carpenter, Lewis, Gates, J.C., Wilkinson, J.S. and Murugan, G.S. (2014) GeTe4 channel waveguides for the mid-wave infrared spectral band. International Conference on Fibre Optics and Photonics, Kharagpur, India. 13 - 16 Dec 2014.

Mittal, Vinita, Aghajani, Armen, Carpenter, Lewis, Gates, James C., Butement, Jonathan, Smith, Peter G.R., Wilkinson, James S. and Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil (2015) Fabrication and characterization of high-contrast mid-infrared GeTe4 channel waveguides. Optics Letters, 40 (9), 2016-2019. (doi:10.1364/OL.40.002016).

Murugan, G.S., Mittal, Vinita, Craig, C., Hewak, D. and Wilkinson, J.S. (2015) Chalcogenide waveguides for mid-infrared biomedical sensing applications. Photonics North '15, Canada. 09 - 11 Jun 2015. 1 pp .

Mittal, Vinita, Craig, C., Sessions, N.P., Hewak, Daniel W., Wilkinson, James S. and Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil (2015) Mid infrared GeTe4 waveguides on silicon with a ZnSe isolation layer. SPIE Optics + Photonics, United States. 09 - 13 Aug 2015. 8 pp . (doi:10.1117/12.2196663).

Mittal, Vinita, Wilkinson, James S. and Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil (2015) High contrast mid-infrared chalcogenide waveguides for biosensing applications. Glass Reflections, United Kingdom. 07 - 09 Sep 2015.

Mittal, Vinita, Wilkinson, James and Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil (2016) Optical quality ZnSe films on silicon for mid-IR waveguides. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2016, San Jose, United States. 05 - 10 Jun 2016. 2 pp .

Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil, Mittal, Vinita and Wilkinson, James (2016) Chalcogenide waveguides on silicon for mid-infrared sensing applications. The 7th International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications, Canada. 12 - 17 Jun 2016.

Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil, Mittal, Vinita and Wilkinson, James (2016) Mid-infrared chalcogenide waveguides on silicon. EMN Meeting on Optoelectronics, Thailand. 12 - 15 Apr 2016.

Posner, Matthew, John, Pearl, Wong, Nicholas, Heng Loong, Mittal, Vinita and Núñez-Velázquez, Martin (2016) From school classes to UNESCO: IYL-enabled environments for tackling the STEM skills shortage through student-led outreach. In Optics Education and Outreach IV. vol. 9946, SPIE. 10 pp . (doi:10.1117/12.2238222).

Mittal, Vinita, Wilkinson, James and Murugan, G.S. (2016) Mid-infrared liquid spectroscopy using chalcogenide optical waveguide. EMN Meeting on Photonics 2016, Spain. 19 - 23 Sep 2016. 2 pp .

Mashanovich, Goran, Mitchell, Colin, Soler Penades, Jordi, Khokhar, Ali, Littlejohns, Callum, Cao, Wei, Qu, Zhibo, Stankovic, Stevan, Gardes, Frederic, BEN MASAUD, TAHA M, Chong, Harold, Mittal, Vinita, Ganapathy, Senthil, Wilkinson, James, Peacock, Anna and Nedeljkovic, Milos (2016) Germanium Mid-Infrared Photonic Devices data. University of Southampton [Dataset]

Wong, Nicholas, Posner, Matthew, Mittal, Vinita, Gray, David and John, Pearl (2016) Taking local optics outreach abroad for IYL 2015: administrative and logistical challenges and strategies. SPIE Optics Education and Outreach IV, San Diego, United States. 31 Aug - 01 Sep 2016. 13 pp . (doi:10.1117/12.2237442).

Mashanovich, Goran, Mitchell, Colin, Soler Penadés, Jordi, Khokhar, Ali, Littlejohns, Callum, Cao, Wei, Qu, Zhibo, Stanković, Stevan, Gardes, Frederic, Ben Masaud, Taha, Chong, Harold, Mittal, Vinita, Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil, Wilkinson, James, Peacock, Anna and Nedeljković, Milos (2016) Germanium mid-infrared photonic devices. IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 1-7. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2016.2632301). (In Press)

Mittal, Vinita, Sessions, Neil, Wilkinson, James and Ganapathy, Senthil (2017) Optical quality ZnSe films and low loss waveguides on Si substrates for mid-infrared applications. University of Southampton [Dataset]

Mittal, Vinita, Sessions, Neil, Wilkinson, James and Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil (2017) Optical quality ZnSe films and low loss waveguides on Si substrates for mid-infrared applications. Optical Materials Express, 7 (3), 712-725. (doi:10.1364/OME.7.000712).

Nedeljkovic, Milos (2017) Data for Germanium-on-silicon waveguides operating at mid-infrared wavelengths up to 8.5um. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0250 [Dataset]

Nedeljković, Milos, Soler Penadés, Jordi, Mittal, Vinita, Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil, Khokhar, Ali, Littlejohns, Callum, Carpenter, Lewis Glynn, Gawith, Corin, Wilkinson, James and Mashanovich, Goran (2017) Germanium-on-silicon waveguides operating at mid-infrared wavelengths up to 8.5 μm. Optics Express, 25 (22), 27431-27441. (doi:10.1364/OE.25.027431).

Koskinen, K., Czaplicki, R., Slablab, A., Ning, T., Hermans, A., Kuyken, B., Mittal, V., Murugan, G.S., Niemi, T., Baets, R. and Kauranen, M. (2017) Enhancement of bulk second-harmonic generation from silicon nitride films by material composition. Optics Letters, 42 (23), 5030-5033. (doi:10.1364/OL.42.005030).

Mittal, Vinita (2017) Mid-infrared Integrated photonic devices for biosensing. University of Southampton, Doctoral Thesis, 190pp.

Mashanovich, G.Z., Soler Penadés, J., Cao, W., Qu, Z., Osman, A., Wu, Yangbo, Khokhar, A.Z., Littlejohns, C.J., Stanković, S., Reynolds, S., Mittal, V., Murugan, G.S., Wilkinson, J.S., Qi, Y., Gardes, F.Y., Thomson, D.J. and Nedeljković, M. (2018) Group IV mid-infrared devices and circuits. In Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXII. vol. 10535, SPIE. pp. 1-6 . (doi:10.1117/12.2289531).

Mittal, Vinita (2018) Data for "Chalcogenide glass waveguides with paper-based fluidics for mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy". University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0499 [Dataset]

Mittal, Vinita, Nedeljković, Milos, Rowe, David, Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil and Wilkinson, James (2018) Chalcogenide glass waveguides with paper-based fluidics for mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy. Optics Letters, 43, 2913-2916. (doi:10.1364/OL.43.002913).

Jagerska, Jana, Vlk, Marek, Mittal, Vinita and Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil (2018) Trace gas spectroscopy on a chip with mid-infrared photonic waveguides. Light, Energy and the Environment Congress, Singapore. 05 - 08 Nov 2018.

Vlk, Marek, Mittal, Vinita, Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil and Jagerska, Jana (2018) Ta2O5 photonic waveguide platform for spectroscopic trace gas detection. FLAIR 2018 - Field Laser Applications in Industry and Research, Assisi, Italy. 10 - 14 Sep 2018.

Vlk, Marek, Mittal, Vinita, Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil and Jagerska, Jana (2018) Towards on-chip Ta2O5-based platform for mid-infrared laser spectroscopy. NanoNetwork: 9th Annual Workshop, Tjome, Norway. 11 - 13 Jun 2018.

Tarazona, Antulio, Oo, Swe, Domínguez Bucio, Thalía, Pg Hj Petra, Dk Rafidah, Khokhar, Ali, Mittal, Vinita, Gardes, Frederic, Reed, Graham and Chong, Harold (2018) Hot Wire Chemical Vapour Deposition (HWCVD) for silicon photonics: a new industrial application. 10th Hot Wire (Cat) Chemical Vapour Deposition Conference, Kitakyushu, Japan. 03 - 06 Sep 2018.

Rowe, David, Qi, Yanli, Nedeljković, Milos, Mittal, Vinita, Banakar, Mehdi, Wilkinson, James S. and Mashanovich, Goran (2018) Microfluidic silicon photonics for aqueous mid-infrared sensing. NanoBioTech 2018, Montreux, Switzerland. 29 - 31 Oct 2018.

Petra, Rafidah, Oo, Swe Zin, Tarazona, Antulio, Cernansky, Robert, Reynolds, Scott A., Khokhar, Ali Z., Mittal, Vinita, Thomson, David J., Politi, Alberto, Mashanovich, Goran Z., Reed, Graham T. and Chong, Harold M.H. (2019) HWCVD a-Si:H interlayer slope waveguide coupler for multilayer silicon photonics platform. Optics Express, 27 (11), 15735-15749. (doi:10.1364/OE.27.015735).

Mittal, Vinita, Devitt, George, Bartlett, Philip N., Chong, Harold, Mashanovich, Goran, Mahajan, Sumeet and Wilkinson, James S (2019) Mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy of protein aggregates using germanium on silicon waveguides. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Integrated Optics 2019, Gent University, Ghent, Belgium. European Conference on Integrated Optics..

Mittal, Vinita, Nedeljković, Milos, Khokhar, Ali, Carpenter, Lewis Glynn, Murugan, Ganapathy Senthil, Chong, Harold, Bartlett, Philip N., Mashanovich, Goran and Wilkinson, James S. (2019) Waveguide mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy of proteins in the spectral fingerprint region. In Optical Manipulation and Its Applications 2019: Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences Congress 2019 (BODA,BRAIN,NTM,OMA,OMP). Optical Society of America..

Li, Tiantian, Nedeljkovic, Milos, Hattasan, Nannicha, Cao, Wei, Qu, Zhibo, Littlejohns, Callum, Soler Penades, Jordi, Mastronardi, Lorenzo, Mittal, Vinita, Benedikovic, Daniel, Thomson, David, Gardes, Frederic, Wu, Hequan, Zhou, Zhiping and Mashanovich, Goran (2019) Dataset for "Ge-on-Si modulators operating at mid-infrared wavelengths up to 8 um". University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0946 [Dataset]

Li, Tiantian, Nedeljković, Milos, Hattasan, Nannicha, Cao, Wei, Qu, Zhibo, Littlejohns, Callum, Soler Penadés, Jordi, Mastronardi, Lorenzo, Mittal, Vinita, Benedikovic, Daniel, Thomson, David J., Gardes, Frederic Y., Wu, Hequan, Zhou, Zhiping and Mashanovich, Goran (2019) Ge-on-Si modulators operating at mid-infrared wavelengths up to 8 μm. Photonics Research, 7 (8), 828-836. (doi:10.1364/PRJ.7.000828).

Qi, Yanli, Rowe, David J., Mittal, Vinita, Banakar, Mehdi, Wu, Yangbo, Nedeljković, Milos, Wilkinson, James S. and Mashanovich, Goran Z. (2019) Integration of mid-infrared SOI photonics with microfluidics. Reed, Graham T. and Knights, Andrew P. (eds.) In Silicon Photonics XIV. vol. 10923, SPIE. 9 pp . (doi:10.1117/12.2507815).

Mittal, Vinita, Nedeljkovic, Milos, Carpenter, Lewis Glynn, Khokhar, Ali, Chong, Harold, Mashanovich, Goran, Bartlett, Philip N. and Wilkinson, James S (2019) Dataset for: Waveguide Absorption Spectroscopy of Bovine Serum Albumin in the Mid-Infrared Fingerprint Region. University of Southampton doi:10.5258/SOTON/D0940 [Dataset]

Mittal, Vinita, Nedeljković, Milos, Carpenter, Lewis Glynn, Khokhar, Ali, Chong, Harold, Mashanovich, Goran, Bartlett, Philip N. and Wilkinson, James S (2019) Waveguide absorption spectroscopy of bovine serum albumin in the mid-infrared fingerprint region. ACS Sensors, 4 (7), 1749-1753. (doi:10.1021/acssensors.9b00215).

Mittal, Vinita, Tarazona, Antulio, Khokhar, Ali, Banakar, Mehdi, Thomson, David, Reed, Graham and Chong, Harold (2019) 3D vertical directional coupler using slope waveguides on Si. In CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2019. OSA.. (In Press)

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