Quantum information processing lies at the intersection of Information theory, Quantum mechanics and signal processing. In recent times, scientists are beginning to account for quantum effects in order to store, process and communicate information.  A striking feature of quantum mechanics is the principle of superposition that has no classical counterpart. Another feature that catches attention of everyone working in the area of quantum mechanics is the phenomenon of entanglement. Feynmann said that “Entanglement is characteristic trait of quantum mechanics”. Ever since the discovery of super dense coding by Bennett and Wiesner, entanglement is being pursued as an important resource.

At PNSIL, we work on fundamental problems of communication that make use of entanglement. We are interested in understanding the structure of entanglement and how it can be put to use to perform tasks impossible in the classical world.


Figure 1: Bipartite entanglement over different degrees of freedom


Figure 2: Tripartite entanglement over different degrees of freedom

Team members

  1. Prof. Shayan G. Srinivasa (Chief Investigator)
  2. Ankur Raina (Ph.D. student)
  3. Priya Nadkarni (Ph.D. student)


  1. Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, India.


  1. R.P. Singh, PRL, Ahmedabad, India
  2. Bane Vasic, University of Arizona


  1. P. J. Nadkarni, A. Raina and S. G. Srinivasa, “Recovery of distributed quantum information from a node failure using graph states,” in Quantum Communication and Information Technology Workshop, IEEE GLOBECOM, Singapore, December 2017.
  2. P. J. Nadkarni and S. G. Srinivasa, “Entanglement Assisted Binary Quantum Tensor Product Codes”, in IEEE Inf. Theory Work., Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Nov. 2017.
  3. A. Raina, P. J. Nadkarni and S. G. Srinivasa, “Recovery of Distributed Quantum Information in Quantum Networks”, in Frontiers in Optics, Washington D.C., Sep. 2017.
  4. N. Raveendran, P. J. Nadkarni, S. G. Srinivasa and B. Vasic, “Stochastic Resonance Decoding for Quantum LDPC Codes”, in IEEE Intl. Conf. Comm., Paris, France, May 2017.
  5. A. Raina and S. G. Srinivasa, “Multiparty Quantum Communication Using Hyperentangled States,” in Quantum Communication and Information Technology workshop, IEEE GLOBECOM, Washington D.C, December 2016.
  6. A. Raina and S. G. Srinivasa, “Entanglement and its Role on the Capacity of Two-Pauli Channels”, in IEEE Workshop on Recent Advances in Photonics (WRAP), Bengaluru, December 2015.
  7. A. Raina and S. G. Srinivasa,” Eavesdropping on a Quantum Channel with a Unitarily Interacting Probe,” in Quantum communication and Information Technology Workshop, IEEE GLOBECOM, San Diego, December 2015.
  8. A. Raina and S. G. Srinivasa, “Quantum Teleportation Over Hyper Entangled States,” Info. Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), Feb. 2015.
  9. A. Raina and S. G. Srinivasa, “Quantum Communication Over Bit Flip Channels Using Entangled Bipartite and Tripartite States,” In 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, October 2014.