Name  Prasad Anant NAIK Gender  PANaik.jpg
Designation Sr. Professor Category  General
Discipline  Physical Sciences Division  Laser Plasma Division
Qualification Ph.D. Mumbai University  Maharashtra/India
CI Name  RRCAT, Indore
Email ID
Contact No 731-244-2502 (O), 731-248-7342 (R)
Broad Research Areas (Max 5 Lines)
1 Laser-plasma interaction
2 High power lasers
3 X-ray spectroscopy
4 Ultra-short pulse lasers
5 Plasma diagnostics
Awards & Recognitions (Max 5)
1 Silver Medal, IIT-Bombay for First Rank in M.Sc. Physics  : 1981
2 Bhabha Medal for being overall topper of 25th batch of BARC Training School : 1982
3 Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award : 2002
4 DAE Group Achievement Awards : 2010, 2011, and 2012
Selected Publications : Journal Papers / Books / Book Chapters / Patents (Max 10)
1 Enhanced water window x-ray emission from in situ formed carbon clusters  irradiated by  intense ultra-short laser pulses
U. Chakravarty, B. S. Rao, V. Arora, A. Upadhyay, H. Singhal, P. A. Naik,  J. A. Chakera, C. Mukherjee, and P.D. Gupta
Applied Phys. Letters 103, 054 107 (Aug. 2013)
2 High-quality electron beam from laser wake-field acceleration in laser produced plasma plumes;  B. S. Rao, A. Moorti, R. Rathore, J. A. Chakera, P. A. Naik, and P. D. Gupta;  Applied Physics Letters 102, 231108 (June 2013)
3 Study of self-generated magnetic fields in laser produced plasmas using a three-channel polaro-interferometer;  Y.B.S.R. Prasad, S. Barnwal, E.A. Bolkhovitinov, P.A. Naik, M.P. Kamath, A.S. Joshi, S.R. Kumbhare, A.A. Rupasov, and P.D. Gupta;   Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 123506 (Dec. 2011)
4 Laser wake-field acceleration in pre-formed plasma channel created by pre-pulse pedestal of terawatt laser pulse
 B.S. Rao, J.A. Chakera, P.A. Naik, M. Kumar,  and P.D. Gupta;  Physics of Plasmas 18, 093103 (Sept. 2011) 
5 Enhanced soft x-ray emission from carbon nanofibers irradiated with ultra-short laser pulses;  U. Chakravarty, P. A. Naik, B. S. Rao, V. Arora, H. Singhal, G. M. Bhalerao, A. K. Sinha, P. Tiwari, and P. D. Gupta;  Appl. Phys. B 103, 571 (2011) 
6 X-ray enhancement in a nanohole target irradiated by intense ultrashort laser pulses ;  U. Chakravarty, V Arora, J. A. Chakera, P. A. Naik, H. Srivastava, P. Tiwari, A.  Srivastava, and P.D Gupta;  J. Appl. Phys. 109, 053301 (2011)
7 High order harmonic generation in carbon nanotube-containing plasma plumes;  R. A. Ganeev,  P. A. Naik,  H. Singhal,  J. A. Chakera, M. Kumar,  M. P. Joshi,  A. K. Srivastava,  and P. D. Gupta;  Phys. Rev. A 83, 013820 (2011)
8 A novel technique for measurement of self generated magnetic fields and the plasma density in laser produced plasmas from the Faraday rotation using two color probes ;  A. S. Joshi, P. A. Naik, S. Barnwal, Y.B.S.R. Prasad, and P.D.Gupta;  Opt. Commun. 283, 4713 (2010)
9 High-order harmonic generation in a plasma plume of in situ laser-produced silver  nanoparticles;  H. Singhal, R. A. Ganeev, P. A. Naik, J. A. Chakera, U. Chakravarty, H. S. Vora, A. K. Srivastava, C. Mukherjee, C. P. Navathe, S. K. Deb, and P. D. Gupta;  Phys. Rev. A 82, 043821 (2010)
10 Chirped pulse shadowgraphy  for single shot time resolved plasma expansion measurements;  Y.B.S.R. Prasad,  S. Barnwal, P.A. Naik, J.A. Chakera, R.A. Khan, and P.D. Gupta;   Appl. Phys.Lett. 96, 221503 (2010)