Advanced Electro-Optics Section (AEOS)

Advanced Electro-Optics Section is a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers engaged in the design & development of Optical and Laser based Instruments for metrology, inspection and trace measurements. The section had developed instruments for trace measurement of Uranium in water, metrology systems for nuclear fuels and in-service inspection systems.

To keep abreast of miniaturisation in instrumentation the section has setup facilities for laser based micro machining towards fabrication of micro-optical, micro-mechanical and micro-fluidic components for use in MOEMS (Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) based instruments. MOEMS based sensors and instruments have potential use in hot-cell environment as the waste generated at the ‘end-of-life’ of an instrument is minimised due to the small footprint of MOEMS based instruments.

Development of optical and laser based instruments also require expertise in opto-mechanical systems design and fabrication which the laboratory has established.

The section is also responsible for the interferometer part of the LIGO India project, its installation & commissioning and development of techniques, components and subsystems for the third generation of Gravitational Wave Detectors.

More information about the section can be obtained from the links given below
  1. Metrology, Inspection and Trace Measurement

  2. MOEMS

  3. Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detector

For further details, please contact:

Dr. Sendhil Raja S
Head, Advanced Electro-Optics Section
Phone: +91-731-244-2652
Email: sendhil@
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