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Gerald S. Buller FRSE

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Professor

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Photonics & Quantum Sciences

Phone: +44 (0)131 451 3069
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  • Room 2.07
    David Brewster Building
  • School of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Photonics & Quantum Sciences
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Edinburgh
  • EH14 4AS
  • United Kingdom
Gerald S. Buller

Research profile

Research

Professor Gerald S Buller was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1965. He graduated with BSc (Hons) Natural Philosophy from the University of Glasgow in 1986 and PhD in Physics from Heriot–Watt University in 1989. In 1990, Prof Buller became Lecturer in Physics at Heriot–Watt University, was promoted to Reader in 2000 and made a Professor in 2006. In parallel, Prof Buller co–founded TeraHertz Photonics Ltd. in 1998 and founded Helia Photonics Ltd. in 2002. He remains a Company Director with Helia Photonics Ltd., which is based in Livingston, Scotland.

 

In 2010, Professor Buller was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was previously elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2002. Professor Buller is a member of the Institute of Physics Science and Innovation Committee, and a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. He is a member of a number of international conference programme committees and was Vice-Chair of the Photon'10 and Photon'12 conferences. He was the founding Head of Heriot-Watt’s Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences from early 2012 until September 2015 when he stepped down after being awarded an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship in Quantum Technology.

 

In addition to the EPSRC Fellowship, Professor Buller is a member of the management team, and workpackage leader, of the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Communications Technologies.  He is a leading Co-Investigator in the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging.

Selected publications
  1. R.J. Donaldson , R.J. Collins, E. Eleftheriadou, S.M. Barnett, J. Jeffers, and G.S. Buller "Experimental implementation of a quantum optical state comparison amplifier" Physical Review Letters 114, 12050 (2015) And the link for download for this reference is now http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.120505
  2. G Gariepy, N. Krstajic, R. Henderson, C. Li, R.R. Thomson, G.S. Buller, B. Heshmat, R. Raskar, J. Leach and D. Faccio “Single-photon sensitive light-in-flight imaging” Nature Communications, 6:6021 (2015) http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150127/ncomms7021/full/ncomms7021.html
  3. A.M Wallace, A. McCarthy, C.J. Nichol, X. Ren, S. Morak, D. Martinez-Ramirez, I.H. Woodhouse and G.S. Buller “Design and Evaluation of Multispectral LiDAR for the Recovery of Arboreal Parameters” IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, 52, .4942 – 4954 (2014)
    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6672004
  4. Robert J. Collins, Ross J. Donaldson, Vedran Dunjko, Petros Wallden, Patrick J. Clarke, Erika Andersson, John Jeffers, and Gerald S. Buller, “Realization of Quantum Digital Signatures without the Requirement of Quantum Memory” Physical Review Letters, 113, 040502 (2014) (“Editor’s suggestion” and “Featured in Physics”) See http://journals.aps.org/prl/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.040502
  5. A. McCarthy, N.J. Krichel, N.R. Gemmell, X. Ren, M.G. Tanner, S.N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, R.H. Hadfield and G.S. Buller, “Kilometer-range, high resolution depth imaging via 1560 nm wavelength single-photon detection”Optics Express, 21, No. 7, pp 8904-8915 (2013)http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-21-7-8904  
  6. A. McCarthy, N.J. Krichel, N.R. Gemmell, X. Ren, M.G. Tanner, S.N. Dorenbos, V. Zwiller, R.H. Hadfield and G.S. Buller, “Kilometer-range, high resolution depth imaging via 1560 nm wavelength single-photon detection” Optics Express, 21, No. 7, pp 8904-8915 (2013) http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-21-7-8904
  7. P.J. Clarke, R.J. Collins, V. Dunjko, E Andersson, J Jeffers & G.S. Buller Experimental demonstration of quantum digital signatures using phase-encoded coherent states of light Nature Communications, 3, 1174, (2012) See http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v3/n10/pdf/ncomms2172.pdf
  8. M. P. Edgar, D. S. Tasca, F. Izdebski, R. E. Warburton, J. Leach, M. Agnew, G. S. Buller, R. W. Boyd, and M. J. Padgett, “Imaging high-dimensional spatial entanglement with a camera” Nature Communications, 3, 984 (2012) See http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v3/n8/pdf/ncomms1988.pdf
  9. A.C. Dada, J. Leach, G.S. Buller, M.J. Padgett, and E. Andersson, “Experimental high-dimensional, two-photon entanglement and violations of generalised Bell inequalities”, Nature Physics, 7, pp677-680 (2011) .  See http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nphys1996.html
  10. P.J. Clarke, R.J. Collins, P.A. Hiskett, P.D. Townsend and G.S. Buller, "Robust GHz fiber quantum key distribution", Applied Physics Letters, 98, 131103 (2011)
  11. P.J. Clarke, R.J. Collins, P.A. Hiskett, M.J. García Martínez, NJ Krichel, A. McCarthy, M.G. Tanner, J.A. O’Connor, C.M Natarajan, S. Miki, M. Sasaki, Z. Wang, M. Fujiwara, I. Rech, M. Ghioni, A. Gulinatti, R.H. Hadfield, P.D. Townsend, & G.S. Buller, “Analysis of detector performance in a gigahertz clock rate quantum key distribution system”, New Journal of Physics, 13, 075008 (2011)
  12. G.S. Buller and R.J. Collins, Single-photon generation and detection, Measurement Science and Technology, 21, 012002 (28pp), (2010)

 

 

 

 

Biography

Prof Gerald S Buller was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1965. He graduated with BSc (Hons) Natural Philosophy from the University of Glasgow in 1986 and PhD in Physics from Heriot–Watt University in 1989. In 1990, Prof Buller became Lecturer in Physics at Heriot–Watt University, was promoted to Reader in 2000 and made a Professor in 2006. In parallel, Prof Buller co–founded TeraHertz Photonics Ltd. in 1998 and founded  Helia Photonics Ltd. in 2002. He remains a Company Director of Helia Photonics Ltd., which is based in Livingston, Scotland.

In 2010, Professor Buller was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2002. Professor Buller represents Heriot-Watt University on the SUPA Executive Committee, he is a member of the Institute of Physics Science Committee, and a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. He is a member of a number of international conference programme committees and was Vice-Chair of the Photon’10 and Photon’12 conferences.