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Lasers, Photonics and Quantum Optics

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Currently, research effort is focused on three projects.

  • Collisions in Laser Created Sparks in Gas Mixtures.
  • Synthesis of Nanoparticles through Laser Ablation in Gas Phase as well as Liquid Environment.
  • Preparation of Thin Films through Pulsed Laser Deposition

A Q-Switched Nd:YaG Laser with output at 1064nm, 53nm2 and 355nm is the main source for this work. A UV- Visible Spectrometer covering 300-900 nm range is available for on-line spectroscopic measurements.


The science of photonics includes the generation, emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification, and detection/sensing of light. The term photonics thereby emphasizes that photons are neither particles nor waves ? they are different in that they have both particle and wave nature. It covers all technical applications of light over the whole spectrum from ultraviolet over the visible to the near-, mid- and far-infrared. Most applications, however, are in the range of the visible and near infrared light. The term photonics developed as an outgrowth of the first practical semiconductor light emitters invented in the early 1960s and optical fibers developed in the 1970s. This group is establishing a state of the art ultrafast optics laboratory. In this regard a laser of femto second is commissioned in the laboratory of ultrafast optics which will install soon.

Quantum Optics

Currently the group is working in the field of theoretical quantum optics and his main area of research includes; sub-wavelength atom localization, quantum state measurement of the radiation field, spontaneous emission spectrum, coherent control of the GH-shift, propagation effects experienced by light pulses in atomic media, electromagnetically induced transparency, slow fast and backward propagating light, non-adiabatic optical transitions, wave shaping, control of optical response, decay rate of exited atoms in dielectric media, engineering entanglements in cavity QED systems, entanglement dynamics, quantum teleportation and quantum entanglement.


Fazal Ghafoor

Assad Hafiz

Mr. Assad Hafiz joined COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in June, 2007. Mr. Assad completed his MS in Physics from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad in 2011. His research interests spans problems in Quantum Optics and Quantum Computation. In Quantum Optics, his research work focus on issues at the interface between light and matter especially in the Electromagnetically Induced Transparency, slow and superluminal behavior of light. In Quantum Informatics, his focus is on the side of Quantum Teleportation, Cryptography and Entanglement. He is also involved in teaching undergraduate courses at his department since June, 2007. He is also involved in the development of undergraduate labs at COMSATS.
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Faheel Athar Hashmi

Uzma Khalique

Muhammad Aslam Khan

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Aslam Khan received his PhD degree from the University of Hull (England) in 1974, in the field of Laser-Produced Plasmas. His research interests include Lasers and their Applications, Atomic & Molecular Spectroscopy, Glow Discharges, Ultrasonics, Photocatalysis and Nanomaterials. Before joining COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, he was associated with Government research organization, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI), Al-Fateh University, Tripoli (Libya), CISE Research Center, Milan (Italy) and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia). He also held visiting positions at several universities in the UK, USA, Australia and Germany. He has published/presented around 125 research papers in international journals and conferences in his area of interest.

Ahmer Naweed

Sajid Qamar

Prof. Dr. Sajid Qamar received his PhD (2000) in the field of Quantum Optics. His main area of research includes; atom microscopy, quantum state measurement of the radiation field, quantum entanglement and coherent control of the Goos-H?nchen shift. Before joining COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad as Associate Professor, he served as Assistant Professor and then Acting Dean Faculty of Computer Science Engineering at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI). At GIKI he carried out research in the field of digital image processing, wireless sensor networks and IPv-4/IPv-6. He is also referee for Physics Letter A, Optics Communications, and Chinese Optics Letter.
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Salman Khan Safi

Dr. Salman Khan received his PhD from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, in the field of Quantum Games and Quantum Information Theory in 2011. The area of his research expertise comprises, mathematical modeling of quantum games, entanglement quantification, environmental influences on quantum systems and information processing in relativistic noninertial frames. Prior to joining COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad as Assistant Professor, he worked as Assistant Professor and as lecturer in Physics at different colleges of Khyber Pukhtoon Khawa. He has written three books of Physics for B.Sc students. He also works as a reviewer for Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical and Chinese Physics Letter.
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