Shashi Prabhakar

Assistant Professor

AMOPH division, Physical Research Laboratory
Ahmedabad 380009, Gujarat, India
Office: +91-79-2631 4990 · Mobile +91 85116 35590

Research interests

Higher-dimension entanglement and applications

Long-distance quantum communication

Academic qualification

Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India

Ph. D. (Physics)
2009 - 2014

IIT Guwahati, Assam

M. Sc. (Physics)
2007 - 2009

Faculty of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

B. Sc. (Physics Hons.)
2004 - 2007


Assistant Professor

Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India
September 2021 - Present

Part-time Teacher

Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
April - May 2021

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
April 2019 - March 2011

Research Associate

University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
April 2018 - April 2019

Post Doctoral Fellow

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
October 2015 - September 2017

Post Doctoral Fellow

Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India
July 2014 - September 2015

Current members

Preeti Gangwani

Final semester project student
January 2023 - present


Ajay Kumar

Summer Inturnship Program 2023, PRL
May 2022 - July 2022

Awards & Professional Recognitions

  • Seal of Excellence by European Commission for the proposal Photon-bunching for enhancing the Infrared and Terahertz detection (PIT) submitted to Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions 2018-19, Score 92/100
  • Best student paper award at Photonics-2014 at IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Qualified CSIR-JRF-LS in National Eligibility (India) Test December, 2008

Recent Publications

  • Will be populated soon

Courses taught

Quantum optics

together with Prof. R. P. Singh, PRL
January 2023 - Present

Quantum optics and Nano Photonics

together with Dr. Satyendra Nath Gupta, PRL
January 2022 - May 2022


Shashi Prabhakar
Office 04, New cubicles, Second floor, New Building, Thaltej campus,
Physical Research Laboratory,
Near Gotila Garden, Sindhu Bhavan marg,
Thaltej, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
PIN 380054, India.
Office: +91-79-2631 4990 (preffered)
Mobile: +91 85116 35590
Email ID: shaship [at] prl [dot] res [dot] in
Alt. Email ID: prabhakar.shashi [at] gmail [dot] com
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