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Department of Physics
- Ph.D. – Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA, 2002
- M. S. – Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 1997
- Classical Mechanics - Phys 311
- Electricity & Magnetism - Phys 320
- Electromagnetic Theory I - Phys 520
- Classical Mechanics I - Phys 510
- Introduction to Astronomy (FYE) - Phys 101Y
- Statistical Mechanics I - Phys 555
- Introduction to Quantum Information Science - Phys 576
My research interests, over the past few years, have spanned a wide range of areas including statistical mechanics, quantum optics, atom optics, Bose-Einstein condensation, quantum information science and free-electron lasers. Current problems of interest are:
Theoretical Quantum Optics: Spontaneous emission quenching; Control of the group velocity of light via atomic coherence effects; Determination of the center-of-mass wavefunction of atoms; Interaction of Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) states of light with atomic, molecular and degenerate Bose or Fermi matter.
Atom Optics: Manipulation and measurement of the center-of-mass degrees of freedom of atoms via quantum optical interactions; Subwavelength atom localization; Subwavelength atom lithography via quantum optical techniques; Relative position localization of two atoms to a subwavelength precision.
Quantum Information Science: Devising experimentally feasible implementation schemes for quantum information paradigms; Study of Entanglement in Quantum Phase Transitions; Generation and characterization of large-scale entanglement in atomic and photonic systems.
Applied Quantum Physics: Applications of quantum optics and quantum information concepts to super-resolved microscopy, lithography and the development of novel quantum sensors.
- "Lasing without Inversion: Counterintuitive Population Dynamics in the Transient Regime", S. Ya. Kilin, K. T. Kapale, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 173601.
- "Bootstrapping Approach for Generating Maximally Path-Entangled Photon States", K. T. Kapale and J. P. Dowling, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99 (2007) 053602.
- "Subwavelength atom localization via coherent population trapping", G. S. Agarwal, and K. T. Kapale, J. Phys. B 39 (2006) 3437.
- "Subwavelength atom localization via phase control of absorption spectrum-II", K. T. Kapale, and M. S. Zubairy, Phys. Rev. A 73 (2006) 023813.
- "Generation of Werner states via collective decay of coherently driven atoms", G. S. Agarwal, and K. T. Kapale, Phys. Rev. A 73 (2006) 022315.
- "Vortex Phase Qubit: Generating Arbitrary, Counterrotating, Coherent Superpositions in Bose-Einstein Condensates via Optical Angular Momentum Beams", K. T. Kapale and J. P. Dowling, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 (2005) 173601.
- "Quantum Interferometric Sensors", K. T. Kapale et al., Concepts of Physics II (2005) 225.
- "Cavity-mediated long-range interaction for fast multiqubit quantum logic operations", K. T. Kapale, G. S. Agarwal, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 72 (2005) 052304.
- "Subwavelength atom localization via phase control of absorption spectrum", M. Sahrai, H. Tajali, K. T. Kapale, and M. S. Zubairy, Phys. Rev. A 72 (2005) 013820.
- "Spectroscopic measurement of an Atomic Wave Function", K. T. Kapale, S. Qamar, and M. S. Zubairy, Phys. Rev. A 67 (2003) 023805.
- "Quantum Teleportation", K. T. Kapale, and M. S. Zubairy, The Mathematics of Quantum Computation, Ed. R. Brylinski and G. Chen (Boca Raton, Florida 2003) Chapter 13, pp 323-355.