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Dr. Aeysha Khalique
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Sector H-12, Islamabad
Tel : +92 51 9085

Theoretical Quantum Physics

PhD, Physics (TU Darmstadt, Germany)


  • PhD, Physics, Technische Universitat Darmstadt Germany June 2008.
  • MPhil, Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad Pakistan May 2001.
  • MSc, Physics, Quaid-e-Azam university Islamabad Pakistan 1998.
Teaching Experience: 
  • March 2009 present Assistant Professor at School of Natural Sciences, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Feb 2008-March 2009 Lecturer at SEECS, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • April 2005-July 2005 Teaching Assistant for Basic Quantum Mechanics lecture course for Diplomanden at Technische Universitat Darmstadt.
  • Dec. 2001-Feb. 2002 Visiting lecturer for Basic Physics course to Soft Ware Engineers at NIIT, National University of Sciences and Technology.
  • Sep. 2001-Dec. 2001 Visiting lecturer for Basic Physics course to Bachelors of Computer Sciences at ICBCS campus of Indiana Pollis College.
  • Jan. 2001-June 2001 Visiting lecturer for Basic Physics course to Soft Ware Engineers at MCS, National university of Science and Technology Rawalpindi Pakistan.
  • March 1998{June 1999 Teacher for Physics and Mathematics to O levels at Khaldunia High School Islamabad Pakistan.
Research Experience
  • Jan. 2011-present- Leading a research group in quantum information at School of Natural Sciences
  • May 2014-Sep. 2014 Visiting Professor at National University of Science and Technolgy China In Shanghai Branch, CAS Center for Excellence and Synergetic Innovation Center in Quantum Information and Quantum Physics.
  • Jan. 2012-Dec 2012 Visiting Professor at University of Calgary In Institute of Quantum Science and Technology with Prof. Barry Sanders In quantum communication
  • Oct. 2003-July 2007 PhD student at Technische Universitat Darmstadt. Group of Prof. Dr. Gernot Alber In quantum cryptography.
  • June 200-June 2003 Research associate at Quaid-e-Azam University. Group of Asst. Prof. Farhan Saif Islamabad Pakistan. In quantum chaos and information theory.
  • Feb. 2000-June 2001 MPhil research fellow at Quaid-e-Azam University. Group of Prof. Dr. Suhail Zubairy Islamabad Pakistan. In quantum optics.

Research Interests:

Research interests involve cavity quantum electrodynamics in quantum optics. The focus is on atom field interaction and its applications in the entanglement generation, measurement and distribution. In quantum information, the research carried out covers various aspects of practical quantum communications from quantum key distribution to long distance quantum communication. There are a number of ongoing projects in collaboration with National Institute of laser and Optronics (NILOP), nationally and with Institute of Quantum Science and Tecnology (IQST), university of Calgary, Canada.

Research Students:


Sumaira Naz  (2012-)

MS Thesis Supervised

  • Sadia Hasan, MPhil Physics CAMP-NUST, 2011.\Error Correction in quantum cryptography"
  • Amjad Hussain, MPhil Physics CAMP-NUST, 2011.\Realistic entanglement swapping and dens coding"
  • Tahir Amin, MPhil Physics SNS-NUST, 2014.\Practical teleportation of an unknown quantumstate"
  • Zainub Liaqat, MPhil Physics SNS-NUST, 2015.\Entanglement generation between arbitrary number of cavities"
  • Amrat Butt, MPhil Physics SNS-NUST, 2016.\Atomic scattering from cavity eld and entan-glement of distant cavities"
  • Asrar Asghar, MS Physics SNS-NUST, 2017.\Continuous mode analysis of tools for quantum teleportation"
  • Zahid Iqbal, MS Physics SNS-NUST, in progress.\Continuous variable quantum information"
  • Habib Tahir, MS Physics SNS-NUST, in progress.\SU(3) photon interferometry for single pho-tons"
  • Naveed Anjum, MS Physics SNS-NUST, in progress.\Distribution of continuous variable GHZ states using separable states"
  • Wajahat Sami, MS Physics SNS-NUST, in progress.\Modeling of quantum dense coding using practical resources"
  • Mu​hammad Asif, MS Physics SNS-NUST, in progress.\Analysis of quantum communication using gaussian characteristic function formalism"
Research ​Publications:
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​1. ​S. T. Amin and A. Khalique, Practical quantum teleportation of an unknown quantum state,Can. J. Phys. 95, 498 (2017).
​2. ​A. Khalique and B. C. Sanders, Long-distance quantum key distribution using concatenated entanglement swapping with practical resources, Opt. Eng. 56(1), 016114 (2017).
​3. ​A. Khalique and B. C. Sanders, Long-distance quantum-key-distribution using concatenated en-tanglement swapping with practical resources, Proc. SPIE 9980, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XIV, 99800R (2016).
​4. ​A. Khalique and B. C. Sanders, Practical long-distance quantum key distribution through con-catenated entanglement swapping with parametric down-conversion sources, J. Opt. Soc. Am.B 32, 2382 (2015).
​5. ​S. Ul Haq and A. Khalique, Long distance cavity entanglement by entanglement swapping using atomic momenta, Optics Comm. 334, 290 (2015).
​6. ​A. Khalique and B. C. Sanders, Long-distance quantum communication through any number of entanglement-swapping operations, Phys. Rev. A 90, 032304 (2014).
​7. A. Khalique, W. Tittel and B. C. Sanders, Practical long-distance quantum communication using concatenated entanglement swapping, Phys. Rev. A 88, 022336 (2013).
​8. A. Khalique, G. M. Nikolopoulos and G. Alber, Postponement of dark-count e ects in practical quantum key-distribution by two-way post processing, Eur. Phys. J. D. 40, 453 (2006).
​9. G. M. Nikolopoulos, A. Khalique and G. Alber, Provable entanglement and information cost for qubit-based quantum key distribution protocols Eur. Phys. J. D 37, 441 (2006).
​10. A. Khalique and F. Saif, Engineering entanglement in external degrees of freedom of atoms via atomic scattering in Bragg regime Phys. Lett. A. 37, 314 (2003).
​11. A. Khalique and F. Saif, Quantum non-demolition state measurement via atomic scattering in Bragg regime J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 71, 2587 (2002).

Courses Taught:

Current Courses:
                                    Quantum Mechanics
Previous Courses
                                    Quantum Information and Quantum Computation
                                    Mathematical Methods for Physicists
                                    Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
                                    Quantum Mechanics