Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)

Organization profile

Organisation profile

SUPA is a pooling of physics research and post-graduate education in 8 Scottish universities: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot Watt, St Andrews, Strathclyde and West of Scotland.

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lasers Physics & Astronomy
fibers Physics & Astronomy
pulses Physics & Astronomy
waveguides Physics & Astronomy
quantum wells Physics & Astronomy
optical fibers Physics & Astronomy
photons Physics & Astronomy
parametric amplifiers Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 1967 2019

10-GHz Femtosecond Degenerate Optical Parametric Oscillator

McCracken, R. A., Cheng, Y. S. & Reid, D. T., 17 May 2018, CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science 2018. FTh1M.1

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

parametric amplifiers

40 Gb/s Secure Optical Communication System Based on Optical Code Technology

Wang, X., Gao, Z., Dai, B. & Buller, G., 27 Sep 2018, 2018 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON). IEEE, 8473620. (International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON))

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Optical communication
Communication systems
Quantum cryptography
Secure communication

A high-gain and high-fidelity coherent state comparison amplifier

Donaldson, R. J., Mazzarella, L., Collins, R. J., Jeffers, J. & Buller, G. S., 12 Sep 2018, In : Communications Physics. 1, 9 p., 54

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
high gain
optical communication
quantum communication


Dataset for "High performance planar Ge-on-Si single-photon avalanche diode detectors"

Vines, P. (Creator), Kuzmenko, K. (Creator), Kirdoda, J. (Creator), Dumas, D. D. S. (Creator), Mirza, M. M. (Creator), Millar, R. W. (Creator), Paul, D. J. (Creator), Buller, G. S. (Creator), Heriot-Watt University, 28 Nov 2018


Dataset for Experimental transmission of quantum digital signatures over 90-km of installed optical fiber using a differential phase shift quantum key distribution system

Collins, R. J. (Creator), Amiri, R. (Creator), Fujiwara, M. (Creator), Honjo, T. (Creator), Tamaki, K. (Creator), Takeoka, M. (Creator), Andersson, A. E. E. (Creator), Buller, G. S. (Creator), Sasaki, M. (Creator), Heriot-Watt University, 14 Sep 2014


Towards industrial ultrafast laser microwelding: SiO2 and BK7 to an Aluminium Alloy - Data

Carter, R. (Creator), Troughton, M. (Creator), Chen, J. (Creator), Elder, I. (Creator), Thomson, R. R. (Creator), Esser, M. J. D. (Creator), Lamb, R. A. (Creator), Hand, D. P. (Creator), Heriot-Watt University, 2017



Annual Award of the Association of Industrial Laser Users 2005

Denis Hall (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Best Seminar: Research Associate Seminar Series

Robert John Collins (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

time measurement
multisensor fusion

Activities 2011 2020

Science & Technology Facilities Council (External organisation)

Reid, D. T. (Chair)
30 Aug 2020

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Femtosecond OPOs and Frequency Combs

Reid, D. T. (Speaker)
2 Aug 20183 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk