Education

Ph.D. | 2016 | Physical Research laboratory, Ahmedabad / Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur

  • Subject: Physics/Optics
  • Thesis: “Optical vortices: Scattering through random media.”

M.Sc. | 2008 | Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi

  • Subject: Physics

B.Sc. | 2006 | Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi

  • Subject: Physics (Honours), Chemistry, Mathematics

 

    Experience

    Physics Mentor | Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Nuzvid, India

    • Duration: May 2008 to July 2010

    Postdoctoral Researcher | Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India

    • Duration: July 2015 to March 2016
    • Research: Physical Unclonable functions using spatial modes of light.

    Postdoctoral Researcher | The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan

    • Duration: April 2016 to July 2017
    • Research : Free space optical communication using vector vortex beams   

    Research Interest

    • Scalar and vector optical vortex beams
    • Free space optical communication
    • Polarization speckles
    • Mueller polarimetry

    Awards & Fellowships

    • 2015 - Given an invited talk in Correlation Optics 2015, held at National University of Chernivtsi, Ukraine.
    • 2014 - Best paper award in International Conference on Optics and Opto-electronics, held at IRDE Dehradun -India
    • 2014 - OSI Best Paper Award in International Conference on Fiber Optics and Phtonics, held at IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur - India
    • 2013 - OSI Best Paper Award in Workshop on Recent Advances in Photonics, held at IIT Delhi, Delhi – India 1/8
    • 2012 SPIE - Best paper presentation award in International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics, held at IIT Madras, Chennai - India
    • 2010 Qualified NET (CSIR/UGC) (Physics),(All India level test for the eligibility of lectureship in Indian Universities)
    • 2010 Qualified UGC JRF (Physics),(All India level test for the eligibility of Ph.D admission in Indian Universities)

    List of Publications

    1. Salla Gangi Reddy, Ashok Kumar, Shashi Prabhakar, and R. P. Singh, Experimental generation of ring shaped beams with random sources, Optics Letters 38, 21, 4441-4444 (2013).
    2. Salla Gangi Reddy, Shashi Prabhakar, Ashok Kumar, J. Banerji, and R. P. Singh, Higher order optical vortices and formation of speckles, Optics Letters 39, 15, 4364-4367 (2014).
    3. Salla Gangi Reddy, Shashi Prabhakar, A. Aadhi, J. Banerji, and R. P. Singh, Propagation of an arbitrary vortex pair through an astigmatic optical system and determination of its topological charge, Journal of the Optical Society of America A 31, 1295-1302 (2014).
    4. Salla Gangi Reddy, Chithrabhanu P, Shashi Prabhakar, Ali Anwar, and R. P. Singh, Recovering the vorticity of a light beam after scattering, Applied Physics Letters 107, 021104 (2015).
    5. Salla Gangi Reddy, Chithrabhanu P, Ali Anwar, Shashi Prabhakar, J. Banerji, and R. P. Singh, Divergence of the optical vortex beams, Applied Optics 54, 6690-6693 (2015).
    6. Salla Gangi Reddy, Shashi Prabhakar, A. Aadhi, A Kumar, M. Shah, R. P. Singh, R. Simon, Measuring the Mueller matrix of an arbitrary optical element with a universal SU (2) polarization gadget, Journal of the Optical Society of America A 31, 610-615 (2014).
    7. Shashi Prabhakar, Salla Gangi Reddy, A. Aadhi, Ashok Kumar, P. Chithrabhanu, G. K. Samanta, and R. P. Singh, Spatial distribution of spontaneous parametric down-converted photons for higher order optical vortices, Optics Communications 326, 64-69 (2014).
    8. Chithrabhanu P, Salla Gangi Reddy, Ali Anwar, Aadhi A, Shashi Prabhakar, and R. P. Singh, Scattering of non-separable states of light, Optics Communications 355, 301-305 (2015).
    9. P. Chithrabhanu, A. aadhi, Salla Gangi Reddy, Shashi Prabhakar, G. K. Samanta, G. Paul, and R. P. Singh, Three particle hyper entanglement: Teleportation and quantum key distribution, Quantum Information Processing 1-14 (2015).
    10. Shashi Prbhakar, Salla Gangi Reddy, A. Aadhi, P. Chithrabhanu, G. K. Samanta, and R. P. Singh, Violation of Bell’s inequality for phase singular beams, Physical Review A 92, 023822 (2015).
    11. Salla Gangi Reddy, Shashi Prabhakar, Chithrabhanu P, R. P. Singh, and R. Simon, Polarization state transformation using two quarter wave plates: An approach to Mueller polarimetry, Accepted in Applied Optics 55, B14-B19 (2016).
    12. Salla Gangi Reddy, Chithrabhanu P, Aadhi A, Pravin Vaity, Shashi Prabhakar, and R. P. Singh, Perfect optical vortices and the non-diffracting speckles, Accepted in of Optics 18, 055602 (2016).
    13. A. Aadhi, Pravin Vaity, P. Chithrabhanu, Salla Gangi Reddy, Shashi Prbhakar, and R. P. Singh, Noncoaxial superposition of vector vortex beams, Applied Optics 55, 1107-1111 (2016).
    14. Ali Anwar, Chithrabhanu P, Salla Gangi Reddy, Nijil Lal, and R. P. Singh, Selecting the pre-detection characteristics for effective fibre coupling of entangled photon sources, Optics Communications 382, 219-224 (2016).
    15. Chithrabhanu P, Salla Gangi Reddy, Nijil Lal, Ali Anwar, Aadhi A, and R. P. Singh, Pancharatnam phase in non-separable states of light, Journal of the Optical Society of America B 33 (2016).Presentations

    Presentations

    1. 2015 Correlation optics 2015, University of Chernivtsi, Chernivtsi, Ukraine: Correlations in scattered optical vortices (Invited talk).
    2. 2015 International conference on optics and photonics (ICOP 2015), Calcutta University, Kolkata, India: Divergence of the optical vortex beams, Generalized orbital angular momentum Poincaré sphere and Superposition of polarization singularities
    3. 2014 International Conference on Fibre Optics and Photonics, IIT Kharagpur, India: Modelling of scattered optical vortices, Revival of the vorticity in scattered optical vortices, Construction of OAM Poincaré sphere with both coherent and partially coherent light beams and Violation of Bell’s inequality with phase singular beams
    4. 2014 National Laser Symposium, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India: Propagation of an arbitrary vortex pair through an astigmatic optical system, Scattering of non-separable light beams and Measurement of Berry Phase by non-interferometric method
    5. 2014 International conference on Optics and Optoelectronics, IRDE Dehradun, India: SVariation of speckle size with the order of an optical vortex, Optical vortices through a ground glass and A novel entangled source for higher dimensional quantum teleportation and QKD (Best Paper Award)
    6. 2013 Workshop in recent advances in Photonics, IIT Delhi, India: Spatial Intensity Distribution of optical vortex beams (Best Paper Award)
    7. 2012 International Conference on Fibre Optics and Photonics, IIT Madras, India: Determination of Mueller matrix of an optical element with Simon-Mukunda gadget (Best Paper Award), Spatial distribution of Spontaneous Parametric Down-Converted Photons and Determining orbital angular momentum of light using simple convex lens
    8. 2011 International Conference on Trends in Optics and Photonics, University of Calcutta, India: Determination of order of vortex from intensity distribution and Dynamics of fractional charge optical vortices
    9. 2011 XXXV OSI Symposium-International Conference on Contemporary Trends in Optics and Optoelectronics
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