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Dr Juna Sathian

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Dr Juna Sathian, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering, joined Northumbria University in July 2019. She is the Programme Leader for Physics and the Group Leader of the Quantum and Molecular Photonics research group. Her research focuses on laser technology/ alexandrite ring lasers, room-temperature solid-state maser technology, and brightness-enhanced solid-state light technology/luminescent concentrators.

Dr Sathian received her PhD in Nonlinear Optics and Laser Physics from Queensland University of Technology, Australia, in Sep 2013. Her thesis entitled “Investigation of amplitude modulation contamination in electro-optic modulators”, was solving one of the serious problems of electro-optic modulator devices, a known issue in the LIGO gravitational wave detector system. She joined Imperial College London, Department of Materials as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2014, where she was a key researcher and co-developer of world’s first room-temperature continuous wave maser (in diamond), which has been patented and published in Nature. During this time, she worked on a high-brightness solid-state light source (LED-pumped luminescent concentrator); designed, built and wrote one of the most definitive papers on these devices and also holds a patent on this device. This solid-state light technology bridges the gap between high-cost, very elaborate laser devices and lower cost low brightness light sources (e.g. lamps, direct LED), and should play an important technological role as next-generation low-cost, high-brightness light sources in a range of future scientific, medical and industrial applications. She also worked at the Department of Physics, Imperial College London, on a project funded by Innovate-UK. The project developed novel precision wavelength-tunable diode-pumped Alexandrite laser technology in collaboration with M Squared Lasers, a premier scientific UK laser company.

She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She is a Visiting Academic at Imperial College London and a research collaborator to the Maser Group at the Department of Materials and Photonics Group at the Department of Physics.

Juna Sathian

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Exploring Light-Emitting Diode Pumped Luminescent Concentrators in Solid-State Laser Applications, Perera, H., Ford, B., Das, G., Balembois, F., Sathian, J. 15 May 2024, In: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
  • Optically pumped solid-state maser with advanced antenna design, Long, S., Ford, B., Elsdon, M., Torun, H., Sathian, J. 12 Mar 2024, Integrated Optics, SPIE
  • Resonator Design For High-Brightness Luminescent Concentrator Pumped MASERs, Long, S., Ford, B., Elsdon, M., Torun, H., Sathian, J. 26 Jun 2023, 2023 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2023, Piscataway, US, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • Brightness-enhanced light source technology for medical imaging, Sathian, J., Ford, B. 2 Sep 2022, Photon 2022
  • Modelling the light transport in LED-pumped masers, Sathian, J., Lopez, L., Torun, H., Balembois, F. 2 Sep 2022, PHOTON 2022, IOP Publishing Ltd.
  • Fundamental Analysis of Vehicular Light Communications and the Mitigation of Sunlight Noise, Eso, E., Ghassemlooy, Z., Zvanovec, S., Sathian, J., Gholami, A. 1 Jun 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • Performance Analysis of Indoor Vehicular VLC Links for Autonomous Driving, Eso, E., Jarchlo, E., Ghassemlooy, Z., Zvanovec, S., Dressler, F., Sathian, J. 13 Sep 2021, 2021 IEEE 32nd Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2021, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • Performance of Vehicular Visible Light Communications under the Effects of Atmospheric Turbulence with Aperture Averaging, Eso, E., Ghassemlooy, Z., Zvanovec, S., Sathian, J., Abadi, M., Younus, O. 13 Apr 2021, In: Sensors
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Relay-Assisted VLC with Misalignment Induced Azimuth or Elevation Offset Angles, Eso, E., Ghassemlooy, Z., Zvanovec, S., Pesek, P., Sathian, J. 15 Aug 2021, In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
  • Vehicular VLC: A Ray Tracing Study Based on Measured Radiation Patterns of Commercial Taillights, Eldeeb, H., Eso, E., Jarchlo, E., Zvanovec, S., Uysal, M., Ghassemlooy, Z., Sathian, J. 15 Aug 2021, In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

Sophia Long Brightness-Enhancing Solid-State Technology for Excitation Application in Masers Start Date: 01/10/2022

Physics PhD September 30 2013

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