Mukul Paul is a Principal Scientist at the Fiber Optics and Photonics Division, CGCRI, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India, where he has been employed as a Scientist since 1997. He obtained his M.S. degree in inorganic chemistry with honors from University of Burdwan and his Ph.D. degree in fiber optics from the Jadavpur University in 2003. His research work was focused on the field of development of various types of optical preforms for making specialty optical fiber-based devices and components such as development of gain-flattened Er-doped fiber (EDF) for use in C-band optical amplifier, development of suitable photosensitive optical fibers such as GeO2 doped, GeO2-B2O3 doped, Cladding mode suppressed (CMS) fibers for writing Bragg-grating to be used as strain sensor, temperature sensor, and gain-flattening filter. Another area of his research work was focused on doping of rare-earths specifically Er and Yb into different nanoengineered hosts such as ZrO2, Y2O3, ZnO, Ag, and Au metal-doped silica-based core glass of optical preform through solution doping technique followed by MCVD process for making fiber optic-based devices such as fiber laser, upconversion fiber laser, and optical amplifier. In 2003, he was selected for Young Scientist Award under UK-India Networking Research Program. In 2005 he was awarded the BOYSCAST Fellowship from Department of Science and Technology (DST). He is a Member of OSA (2008), American Ceramic Society, and IEEE and a Life Member of Material Research Society of India and Indian Ceramic Society. He is an Editorial Board Member of the New Journal of Glass and Ceramics (NJGC). He has published around 100 papers in international scientific journals ̸ conferences and authored 5 patents and 3 book chapters. Recently, Paul has been awarded CSIR Technology Award in 2012 for ̏ Development of completely packaged commercial-grade C-band Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFA) for CATV and Telecom Networks ̋.
Biography Updated on 11 July 2013