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Anand Kumar Jha

PhD (University of Rochester)

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics


Research Interest



  • PhD, Optics, University of Rochester, USA 2009.
    5-Years Integrated.
  • M.Sc., Physics, IIT Kharagpur, India, 2002.



  • "Partial angular coherence and the angular Schmidt spectrum of entangled two-photon fields."A. K. Jha, G. S. Agarwal, and Robert W. Boyd, Physical Review A 84, 063847 (2011).

  • "Demonstration of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlations in an angle-orbital angular momentum basis."J. Leach, B. Jack, J. Romero, A. K. Jha, S. Franke-Arnold, D. G. Ireland, R.W. Boyd, S.M. Barnett, and M. J. Padgett, Science 329, 662 (2010).

  • "Angular two-qubit states and two-photon angular interference,"A. K. Jha, J. Leach, B. Jack, S. Franke-Arnold, S. M. Barnett, R. W. Boyd, and M. J. Padgett, Physical Review Letters104, 010501 (2010).

  • "Temporal coherence and indistinguishability in two-photon interference effects,"A. K. Jha, M. N. O'Sullivan, K. W. C. Chan, and R. W. Boyd, Physical Review A77, 021801(R) (2008).

  • "Exploring energy-time entanglement using geometric phase,"A. K. Jha, M. Malik, and R. W. Boyd, Physical Review Letters101, 180405 (2008).


  • Outstanding dissertation award of the University of Rochester, USA; 2010.

  • Excellence in teaching award, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA; 2003

  • R. G. Chatterjee Memorial Gold Medal for all round performance in Physics, IIT Kharagpur;2002

  • Institute Silver Medal for the best GPA in Physics, IIT Kharagpur; 2002.

  • K. L. Chopra Award for the best demonstrable project work, IIT Kharagpur; 2002.



Department of Physics
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-7014 (O)

Email: akjha[AT]


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