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Her research interests are quantum information science, quantum measurements, open quantum systems, foundations of quantum theory and quantum optics


Erika Andersson joined Heriot-Watt in October 2007 as a Lecturer in Physics. She obtained her PhD in 2000 from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. She then held a Marie Curie Fellowship in the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, followed by a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship in the same department.

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Research Output 1999 2018

Efficient unconditionally secure signatures using universal hashing

Amiri, R., Abidin, A., Wallden, P. & Andersson, E. 10 Jun 2018 Applied Cryptography and Network Security. Preneel, B. & Vercauteren, F. (eds.). Springer, p. 143-162 20 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 10892)

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

Open Access
Electronic document identification systems
Quantum theory

Ancilla-driven quantum computation for qudits and continuous variables

Proctor, T., Giulian, M., Korolkova, N., Andersson, A. E. E. & Kendon, V. 10 May 2017 In : Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics). 95, 14 p., 052317

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
quantum computation
quantum computers
quantum wells

Benchmarking the state comparison amplifier

Kleczkowska, K., Puthoor, I. V., Bain, L. & Andersson, E. 9 Oct 2017 In : Physical Review A. 96, 4, 042309

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
quantum amplifiers

Experimental demonstration of quantum digital signatures over 43 dB channel loss using differential phase shift quantum key distribution

Collins, R. J., Amiri, R., Fujiwara, M., Honjo, T., Shimizu, K., Tamaki, K., Takeoka, M., Sasaki, M., Andersson, A. E. E. & Buller, G. S. 12 Jun 2017 In : Scientific Reports. 7, 3235

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
phase shift

Experimental measurement-device-independent quantum digital signatures

Roberts, G. L., Lucamarini, M., Yuan, Z. L., Dynes, J. F., Comandar, L. C., Sharpe, A. W., Shields, A. J., Curty, M., Puthoor, I. V. & Andersson, E. 23 Oct 2017 In : Nature Communications. 8, 1, 1098

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Quantum cryptography
Electronic document identification systems
Equipment and Supplies


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


Dataset for "Experimental demonstration of kilometer­ range quantum digital signatures"

Donaldson, R. J. (Creator), Collins, R. J. (Creator), Kleczkowska, K. (Creator), Amiri, R. (Creator), Wallden, P. (Creator), Dunjko, V. (Creator), Jeffers, J. (Creator), Andersson, A. E. E. (Creator), Buller, G. S. (Creator), Heriot-Watt University, 8 Jan 2016