Department of Physics

Dr. Saisudha B. Mallur

Dr. Saisudha B. MallurProfessor, Department of Physics
Office Location: Currens Hall 316 
Phone Number: (309) 298-1375
E-mail: SB-Mallur@wiu.edu
Personal Web Page: faculty.wiu.edu/SB-Mallur/

Education

  • Ph.D. – Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1996

Courses

  • General Physics I (Every Fall) – PHYS 124
  • General Physics II (Every Spring) – PHYS 125
  • Thermodynamics (Even Spring) - PHYS 354
  • Modern Experimental Physics (Odd Fall) – Phys 470
  • Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics (Odd Spring) – PHYS 536
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics (Even Fall) – PHYS 540
  • Experimental Techniques in Physics (Even Spring) - PHYS 570

Research Interests

Experimental AMO Physics

Current research interests:

 

  • Synthesis and characterization of glasses doped with nano particles.
  • Study their electronic and optical properties using optical absorption and fluorescence experiments.
  • Investigating the effect of nanoparticles on the optical properties of rare earth ions in glasses.

 

Selected Publications

  • “Optical properties of Praseodymium (Pr3+) doped bismuth boro-tellurite glasses containing CdSe nanoparticles”, Saisudha B. Mallur, Panakkattu K. Babu, Materials Research Bulletin 147 (2022) 111651
  • “Peak stimulated emission cross sections and quantum efficiencies of Sm3+ and Sm3+-Eu3+ co-doped bismuth boro-tellurite glasses”, Saisudha B. Mallur, Ting C. Khoo , Suman Rijal , Owen R. Huff , Panakkattu K. Babu, Materials Chemistry and Physics 258 (2021) 123886
  • “Effect of metal and semiconducting nanoparticles on the optical properties of Dy3+ ions in lead borate glasses”, Saisudha B. Mallur, Hio Giap Ooi, Stewart K. Ferrell, Panakkattu K. Babu, Materials Research Bulletin 92 (2017) 52–64
  • “The influence of CdSe and ZnSe nanoparticles on the optical properties of Sm3+ ions in lead borate glasses”, Saisudha B. Mallur, William D. Heidorn, Stephen O. Fatokun, Krishna D. Joshi, Sandip S. Bista, Panakkattu K. Babu, Journal of Nanoparticle Research 19 (2017) 102, DOI 10.1007/s11051-017-3795-9
  • "Compositional dependence of optical band gap and refractive index in lead and bismuth borate glasses", Saisudha B. Mallur, Tyler Czarnecki, Ashish Adhikari, Panakkattu K. Babu, Materials Research Bulletin 68 (2015) 27–34
  • "The effect of host glass on the optical properties of Nd3+, Sm3+ and Dy3+ in lead borate glasses", M.B. Saisudha and J. Ramakrishna, Phys. Rev. B53, 6186 (1996).