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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 2019

Optimal simultaneous measurements of incompatible observables of a single photon

Dada, A. C., Mccutcheon, W., Andersson, E., Crickmore, J., Puthoor, I., Gerardot, B. D., Mcmillan, A., Rarity, J. & Oulton, R., 20 Mar 2019, In : Optica. 6, 3, p. 257-263 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Information science

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

Implementation vulnerabilities in general quantum cryptography

Huang, A., Barz, S., Andersson, E. & Makarov, V., 10 Oct 2018, In : New Journal of Physics. 20, 103016.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
quantum cryptography
random numbers
quantum computation

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. 95, 5, 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


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