Dr. Raghavendra Rao K

Associate Professor
  • Teaching


I am trained as an experimental physicist in the area of Nonlinear and Quantum Optics. My current research interests cover Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information. My broader interests cover the inter- relations of Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy. I run a research lab "Nonlinear and Quantum Optics" at III floor Prof. MRD Block, PES University. I give online lectures on " The theoretical minima of Quantum Mechanics, Q-Computation and Q-Game Theory".


  • PhD, Indian Institute of Science, 2014

  • MSc Physics, Gulbarga University, 1999


  • Associate Professor, PES University, 2014 - Present

  • Assistant Professor, PES University, 2009 - 2014

  • PhD Scholar, IISc, 2009 - 2014

  • Senior Lecturer, PES University, 2006 - 2009

  • Lecturer, PES University, 2000 - 2006


  • Engineering Physics Theory and Lab Quantum Computation and Game Theory


  • Teaching and Research

  • Anchor Physics

  • Digital Coordinator S & H

  • Research Guide for PhD Students

  • Prakalpa Chief Coordinator

  • Science Fest- Epsilon Chief Coordinator

  • Ideathon Chief Coordinator

Research Interest

  • Nonlinear and Quantum Optics Quantum Computation and Information

Research Guidance

  • Currently Guiding PhD student in Quantum Computation


  • A study of the piezoelectric resonance in metal organic NLO single crystals: Sodium D-isoascorbate monohydrate and Lithium L-Ascorbate dihydrate Ravi Kiran Saripalli ., Raghavendra Rao K. ., Sanath Kumar R. ., H. L. Bhat ., Suja Elizabeth ., Conference Paper AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1728, Year 2016 DOI:10.1063/1.4946208


  • Crystal growth and nonlinear optical properties of sodium d-isoascorbate monohydrate ' 'Rao, K. Raghavendra and Bhat, H. L. and Elizabeth, Suja ' Article 'CrystEngComm ', Volume '15 ', Year 0, Pages '6594-6601 ' DOI:'10.1039/C3CE40751A '

  • Studies on lithium l-ascorbate dihydrate: An interesting chiral nonlinear optical crystal K. Raghavendra Rao ., H.L. Bhat ., Suja Elizabeth ., Article Materials Chemistry and Physics, Volume 137, Year 2013, Pages 756-763 DOI:10.1016/j.matchemphys.2012.10.011

  • Lithium d-isoascorbate monohydrate, a new nonlinear optical material Rao, K. Raghavendra;Aneesh, C.;Bhat, H. L.;Elizabeth, Suja;Pavan, M. S.;Guru Row, Tayur N. Article Crystal Growth and Design, Volume 13, Year 2013, Pages 97-105 DOI:10.1021/cg301214n

  • The nonlinear optical properties of the monoclinic d-isoascorbic acid crystal K. Raghavendra Rao ., R. Sanathkumar ., H. L. Bhat ., Suja Elizabeth ., Article Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, Volume 122, Year 2016 DOI:10.1007/s00340-016-6539-0

  • Potassium L-ascorbate monohydrate: a new metal-organic nonlinear optical crystal Article Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, Volume 127, Year 2021 DOI:10.1007/s00340-020-07561-x

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