
Prabhakar Pradhan
Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India
Assistant Professor
Office: MN 210 (Physics Dept.)
Laboratory: MN 103, 105, 107
Phone: 9016781320
Email: ppradhan@memphis.edu


Publications: Journals
 D. J. Park, P. Pradhan, and V. Backman, "Reflection statistics of weakly disordered
optical medium when its mean refractive index is different from the outside medium,"
Under Review, Optics Express, (201314).
 P. Pradhan, D. J. Park, I. Capoglu, H. Subramanian, D. Damania, L. Charkezyan, A.
Taflove, and V. Backman, "Reflection statistics of weakly disordered optical medium
when its mean refractive index is different from the outside medium," Under Review,
Optics Express, (201314).
 A. J. Radosevich, J. D. Rogers, I. R. Ã‡apoglu, N. N. Mutyal, P. Pradhan, and V. Backman,
"Open source software for electric field Monte Carlo simulation of coherent backscattering
in biological media containing birefringence," Journal of Biomedical Optics 17, 115001115013
(2012).
 D. Damania, H. Roy, H. Subramanian, D. Weinberg, D. Rex, M. Goldberg, J. Muldoon,
Y. Zhu, L. Bianchi, D. Shah, P. Pradhan, M. Borkar, H. Lynch, and V. Backman, " Nanocytology
of rectal colonocytes to assess risk of colon cancer based on field cancerization,"
Cancer Research 72, 27202727 (2012).
 P. Pradhan, D. Damania, H. M. Joshi, V. Turzhitsky, H. Subramanian, H. K. Roy, A.
Taflove, V. P. Dravid, and V. Backman, "Quantification of nanoscale density fluctuations
by electron microscopy: probing cellular alterations in early carcinogenesis," Physical
Biology 8, 026012026020 (2011).
 J. S. Kim, P. Pradhan, V. Backman, and I. Szleifer, "Influence of chromosome density
variations on the increase in nuclear disorder strength in carcinogenesis," Physical
Biology 8, 015004015009 (2011).
 J. D. Rogers, V. Stoyneva, V. Turzhitsky, N. N. Mutyal, P. Pradhan, I. R. Capoglu,
and V. Backman, "Alternate formulation of enhanced backscattering as phase conjugation
and diffraction: derivation and experimental observation," Optics Express 19, 1192211931
(2011).
 P. Pradhan, D. Damania, H. M. Joshi, V. Turzhitsky, H. Subramanian, H. K. Roy, A.
Taflove, V. P. Dravid, and V. Backman, "Quantification of Nanoscale Density Fluctuations
using Electron Microscopy: Light Localization Properties of Biological Cells." Applied
Physics Letters 97, 243704243706 (2010).
 H. K. Roy, H. Subramanian, D. Damania, T. Hensing, D. Ray, A. Bogojevic, P. Pradhan,
J. Rogers, N. Hasabou, I. Caopglu, and V. Backman, "Optical Detection of Buccal Epithelial
NanoArchitectural Alterations in Patients Harboring Lung Cancer: Implications for
Screening," Cancer Research 70, 77487754 (2010).
 D. Damania, H. Subramanian, A. K. Tiwari, Y. Stypula, D. Kunte, P. Pradhan, H. K.
Roy, and V. Backman, "Role of Cytoskeleton in Controlling the Disorder Strength of
Cellular Nanoscale Architecture," Biophysical Journal 99, 989996 (2010).
 H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, Y. Liu, I. Capoglua, J. Rogers, H. K. Roy, and V. Backman,
"Partial wave microscopic spectroscopy detects subwavelength refractive index fluctuations:
an application to cancer diagnosis," Optics Letters 34, 518520 (2009).
 H. Subramanian, H. K. Roy, P. Pradhan, M. J. Goldberg, R.E. Brand, C. Sturgis, T.
Hensing, D. Ray, J. Chang, J. Mohammed, and V. Backman, "Partial Wave Spectroscopic
Microscopy for Detection of Nanoscale Alterations of Field Carcinogenesis," Cancer
Research 69, 53575363 (2009).
 H.K. Roy, V. Turzhitsky, Y. Kim, M. Goldberg, P. Watson, J. Rogers, A. Gomes, A. Kromine,
R. Brand, M. Jameel, N. Hasabou, P. Pradhan, and V. Backman, "Association between
Rectal Optical Signatures and Colonic Neoplasia: Potential Applications for Screening,"
Cancer Research 69, 44764483 (2009).
 P. Pradhan, G. C. Cardoso, and M.S. Shahriar, "Suppression of the BlochSiegert Oscillation
Induced Error in Qubit Rotations via the Use of OffResonance Raman Excitation," Journal
of Physics B : Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 42 , 065501065507 (2009).
 H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, Y. Liu, I. Capoglu, X. Li, J. Rogers, A. Heifetz, D. Kunte,
H. K. Roy, A. Taflove, and V. Backman, "Optical methodology for detecting histologically
unapparent nanoscale consequences of genetic alterations in biological cells," Proceedings
of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) 150, 2011820123 (2008).
 H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, Young L. Kim, and V. Backman, "Penetration depth of lowcoherence
enhanced backscattering photons in the subdiffusion regime," Physical Review E 75,
041914041922 (2007).
 M.S. Shahriar, P. Pradhan, G.S. Pati, V. Gopal, and K. Salit, "LightShift Imbalance
Induced Blockade of Collective Excitations Beyond the Lowest Order," Optics Communications
278, 9498 (2007).
 V. Backman, Y. Kim, Y. Liu, V. Turzhitsky, H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, H. K. Roy,
and M. Goldberg, "Lowcoherence enhanced backscattering and its applications," IEEE
Eng. Med. Biol. Soc. 2007, 521523 (2007).
 H. K. Roy, Y. Liu, H. Subramanian, D. Kunte, P. Pradhan, R. K. Wali, J. Koetsier,
M. J. Goldberg, Z. Bogojevic, and V. Backman, "Detection of the colorectal cancer
(CRC) field effect through partial wave spectroscopic microscopy (PWS)," Gastroenterolog
132, 169171 (2007).
 P. Pradhan, "A model for Quantum Stochastic Absorption in Absorbing Disordered Media,"
Physical Review B 74, 085107085111 (2006).
 Y. L. Kim, V. Turzhitsky, H. Roy, R. Wali, H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, and V. Backman,
"Lowcoherence enhanced backscattering (LEBS): Principles and applications for colon
cancer screening," Journal of Biomedical Optics 11, 041125041134 (2006).
 Y. Kim, P. Pradhan, H. Subramanian, Y. Liu, M. H. Kim, and V. Backman, "Origin of
Low Coherence Enhanced Backscattering," Optics Letters 31, 14591461 (2006).
 H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, Y. Kim, Y. Liu, X. Li, and V. Backman, "Modeling LowCoherence
Enhanced Back Scattering Using Monte Carlo Simulation," Applied Optics 45, 62936295
(2006).
 Y. L. Kim, P. Pradhan, M. H. Kim, and V. Backman, "Circular Polarization Memory Effect
in LowCoherence Enhanced Backscattering of Light," Optics Letters 31, 27442746 (2006).
 M.S. Shahriar, P. Pradhan, G. Cardoso, V. Gopal, and G. Pati, "Wavelength locking
via teleportation using distant quantum entanglement and Blochâ€“Siegert oscillation,"
Optics Communications, 266, 349353 (2006).
 G. Cardoso, P. Pradhan, and M. S. Shahriar, "InSitu Observation of the Phase of a
Microwave Field using SingleAtom Nonlinear Optics," Physical Review A 71, 063408063411
(2005).
 M.S. Shahriar, P. Pradhan, Y. Tan, M. Jheeta, J. Morzinsky, and P.R. Hemmer, "Demonstration
of a Continuously Guided Atomic Interferometer using a SingleZone Optical Excitation,"
Journal of the Optical Society of America B 22, 15661570 (2005).
 A. Gangat, P. Pradhan, and M.S. Shahriar, "Twodimensional Nanolithography using Atom
Interferometry," Physical Review A 71, 043606043620 (2005).
 M.S. Shahriar, M. Jheeta, Y. Tan, P. Pradhan, and A. Gangat, "Continuously Guided
Atomic Interferometry using a SingleZone Optical Excitation: Theoretical Analysis,"
Optics Communications 243, 183201 (2004).
 M. S. Shahriar, P. Pradhan, and J. Morzinski, "Determination of the phase of an electromagnetic
field via incoherent detection of fluorescence," Physical Review A 69, 032308032311
(2004).
 P. Pradhan and S. Sridhar, "From chaos to disorder: Statistics of the eigenfunctions
of microwave cavities," Pramana  Journal of Physics 58, 333341 (2002).
 W. Lu, K. Pance, P. Pradhan, and S. Sridhar, "Quantum correlations and classical resonances
in an open chaotic system," Physica Scripta T90, 238245 (2001).
 P. Pradhan and S. Sridhar, "Correlations due to localization in quantum eigenfunctions
of disordered microwave cavities," Physical Review Letters 85, 23602363 (2000).
 P. Pradhan and N. Kumar, "Geometric phase for a dimerized disordered continuum: Topological
shot noise, " Europhysics Letters 44, 131136 (1998).
 N. Kumar, P. Pradhan, and A. M. Jayannavar, "Statistics of SuperReflection, "Superlattices
and Microstructures 23, 853858 (1998).
 N. Kumar, G. V. Vijayagovindan, and P. Pradhan, "Spinvalve effect in manganeseoxide
perovskites: CMR," Giant Magnetoresistance and Related Properties of Metal Oxides,
Special Issue, Edited by C.N.R. Rao and B. Raveau (World Scientific Publishing, Singapore,
1998), 305311 (1998).
 P. Pradhan and N. Kumar, "Random Amplifying Media: Mirrorless Laser," Proceedings
of the National (Indian) Laser Sciences 17, 7073 (1997).
 P. Pradhan, "Comment on 'The mapping of the Coulomb problem in to the oscillator',"
by David S. Bateman, Clinton Boyd and Binayak DuttaRoy, [Am. J. Phys. 60 (9), 833836(1992)],
"Am. J. Phys. 63, 664664 (1995).
 P. Pradhan and N. Kumar, "Localization of light in coherently amplifying random media,"
Phys. Rev. B 50, 96449647 (1994).
 N. Tit, P. Pradhan and N. Kumar, "Lengthscaledependent ensembleaveraged conductance
of a 1D disordered conductor: Conductance minimum," Phys. Rev. B 49, 1471514717 (1994).
 P. Pradhan and N. Kumar, "Suppression of conductance fluctuations in short onedimensional
conductors," Phys. Rev. B 48, 56615664 (1993).
 P. Pradhan, M. Arjunwadkar and A. W. Joshi, "Energy Band of Onedimensional Lattice
with Two Rectangular Potential Barrier Per Unit Cell," Physics Education (India),
9, 343348 (1993).
Published Papers: PeerReviewed Conference Proceedings
 H. Subramanian, D. Damania, K. Sholanki, Y. Stypula, L. Cherkezyan, A. Tiwari, P.
Pradhan, D. Kunte, H. K. Roy; V. Backman, "Partial Wave Spectroscopy and Its Relation
to Nanoscale Disorder in Nuclear Architecture." Proceedings of Biomedical Optics (BIOMED),
BWB4 (2010).
 V. Backman, H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, Y. Liu, I. Capoglu, J. Rogers, "Detecting
Alterations in Cell Nanoarchitecture with Optical Imaging: Implications for Cancer,"
Proceedings of Laser Science (LS), LTHD3 ( 2008).
 H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, D. Damania, D. Balikov , S. Maheshwari, V. Backman, "Understanding
cell nanoarchitecture and its alteration in carcinogenesis via partial wave spectroscopy,"
Proceedings in Frontiers in Optics, FWV6 (2007).
 H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, Y. Kim, and V. Backman, "Depth of penetration of low coherence
enhanced backscattering photons in the subdiffusion regime," Proc. SPIE 6436, 643605
(2007).
 Y. Kim, P. Pradhan, V. Turzhitsky, H. Subramanian, Y. Liu, R. Wali, H. Roy, and V.
Backman, "Lowcoherence enhanced backscattering of light: characteristics and applications
for colon cancer screening," Proc. SPIE 6446, 644606 (2007).
 Y. L. Kim, P. Pradhan, H. Subramanian, Y. Liu, M. H. Kim, V. Backman, "Minimal scattering
events in enhanced backscattering (EBS) of light: Origin of lowcoherence EBS in discrete
tissue models," Proceedings of Photonics Materials. MB5 (2006).
 Y. Liu, P. Pradhan, X. Li, Y. L. Kim, R. K . Wali, H. K. Roy, V. Backman, "PartialWave
Spectroscopy to Detect The Initial Stage of Colon Carcinogenesis" Proceedings of the
Biomedical topical Meeting (BIO), TuD1( 2006).
 H. Subramanian, P. Pradhan, Y. L. Kim, Y. Liu, Vadim Backman, "Modeling lowcoherence
enhanced backscattering (LEBS) using photon random walk model of light scattering,"
Proc. SPIE, Complex Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics III; Valery
V. Tuchin, Ed. , Vol. 6085, p.19 (2006)
 M.S. Shahriar, G. Pati, V. Gopal, R. Tripathi, G. Cardoso, P. Pradhan, M. Massal,
R. Nair, "Precision rotation sensing and interferometry using slow light." Proc. of
the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS), 1457 (2005).
 M. S. Shahriar and P. Pradhan, "Fundamental limitation on qubit operations due to
the BlochSiegert Oscillation," The Proceedings of the 6th International Conference
on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCMC'02), MIT, Cambridge. LANL
quantph/ 0212121 (2003).
