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Gaurav Nirala

Gaurav Nirala

Graduate Student

Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics

Gaurav Nirala



Office: NH 240

Advisor: Alberto Marino




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B.S./M.S. National Inst. of Science Education and Research (2014)

Ph.D. University of Oklahoma (2023)


I am currently a Ph.D. candidate working towards my thesis on 'Study of spatial correlations in twin beams generated via the four-wave mixing process'.

I have 10+ years of experience working in optics. As a part of research projects, some of the topics explored are non-linear optical processes, light-atom interactions, spatial and temporal correlations in classical/non-classical states of light, quantum state tomography, continuous variable entanglement, optical interferometry, the formalism of quantum mechanics, and quantum information.

In the future, I plan to explore the dynamics of massive quantum-mechanical states coupled to a bath, selectively probing them with tailored optical states to store information or gain sensing advantage beyond the standard quantum limit.

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