Saikat Ghosh

PhD (Cornell University)

Associate Professor, Department of Physics




  • PhD, Cornell University, USA, 2006
  • Master of Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, 2000.
  • Bachelor of Science, Presidency College, Kolkata, India, Department of Physics, June 1998



  • "On precision limits and resource count in a general measurement" H. M.Bharath and Saikat Ghosh (in review) arxiv:1308.3833, 2013.

  • "Heralded Single-Magnon Quantum Memory for Photon Polarization States" Haruka Tanji, Saikat Ghosh, Jon Simon, and Vladan Vuletic, Phys. Rev. Lett., 103, 043601,2009. Selected as Editor's suggestion. See accompanying Viewpoint: Physics.

  • "Single-photon bus between spin-wave quantum memories" Jon Simon, Haruka Tanji, Saikat Ghosh, and Vladan Vuletic, Nature Physics3, 765 (2007).

  • "Low-light-level optical interactions with rubidium vapor in a photonic band-gap fiber" Saikat Ghosh, Amar R. Bhagwat, Chris K. Renshaw, Shireen Goh, Alex L. Gaeta,and Brian J.Kirby, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023603 (2006).

  • Resonant optical interactions with molecules con_ned in photonic band-gap _bers" Saikat Ghosh, Jay E. Sharping, Demitre G. Ouzounov, and Alex L. Gaeta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 093902 (2005).


  • "Information and the foundations of quantum theory" Angleo Bassi, Saikat Ghosh and T. P.Singh arxiv:1310.8600, 2nd Prize, FQXI and Templeton Foundation Essay Contest(2013).

  • Visiting Faculty, Physics Department, Cornell University, 2011.

  • Fellow, Physics Department, MIT, 2006-2008.

  • Cornell University Graduate Fellowship, 2000-2001

  • President's silver medal for "the most outstanding Masters student", IIT-Mumbai,



Department of Physics
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-6971 (O)

Email: gsaikat[AT]


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