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Research interests

Our research on the theory of quantum nanostructures is motivated by the prospect of next generation quantum technologies for energy, sensing, and information processing.

Exploring the interface of condensed matter physics, quantum optics, -information, and -biology, we utilise cutting-edge analytical and numerical techniques to study the rich and complex quantum properties of engineered and natural nanostructures (such as for example semiconductor quantum dots, NV- centres in diamond, molecular systems). We are particularly interested in how these systems can be controlled and harnessed for practical applications and novel quantum technologies. Much of our work is performed in close collaboration with experimental colleagues.

Biography

Erik Gauger has joined IPaQS in January 2015 as a Royal Society of Edinburgh / Scottish Government Personal Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University. Previously he received a Diplom degree in physics from the University of Konstanz (2005) before taking up a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Training Fellowship to obtain a DPhil from the University of Oxford (2009). Following a postdoctoral appointment at Oxford (2009-2011), Erik held appointments as Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore (2011-2014).

Research Group Contact Details

For more information please see the Quantum Technology Theory group website.

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photons Physics & Astronomy
quantum dots Physics & Astronomy
tomography Physics & Astronomy
solid state Physics & Astronomy
thermoelectricity Physics & Astronomy
descent Physics & Astronomy
emitters Physics & Astronomy
single electron transistors Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2011 2020

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Beyond Marcus theory and the Landauer–Büttiker approach in molecular junctions. II. A self-consistent Born approach

Sowa, J. K., Lambert, N., Seideman, T. & Gauger, E. M., 14 Feb 2020, In : The Journal of Chemical Physics. 152, 6, 064103.

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life (durability)
conduction
transport theory
retaining
Born approximation
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Tracking the polarisation state of light via Hong-Ou-Mandel interferometry

Harnchaiwat, N., Zhu, F., Westerberg, N., Gauger, E. & Leach, J., 20 Jan 2020, In : Optics Express. 28, 2, p. 2210-2220 11 p.

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interferometry
Fisher information
polarization
linear polarization
interference

Charge-State Assignment of Nanoscale Single-Electron Transistors from their Current-Voltage Characteristics

Limburg, B., Thomas, J. O., Sowa, J. K., Willick, K., Baugh, J., Gauger, E. M., Briggs, G. A. D., Mol, J. A. & Anderson, H. L., 21 Aug 2019, In : Nanoscale. 11, 31, p. 14820-14827 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

single electron transistors
electric potential
transistors
molecules
Pauli exclusion principle
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Coarse-graining in retrodictive quantum state tomography

Scerri, D., Gauger, E. & Knee, G. C., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Physics Communications. 3, 7, 075003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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tomography
phase error
defects
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Fundamental Limits to Coherent Photon Generation with Solid-State Atomlike Transitions

Koong, Z. X., Scerri, D., Rambach, M., Santana, T. S., Park, S. I., Song, J. D., Gauger, E. M. & Gerardot, B. D., 16 Oct 2019, In : Physical Review Letters. 123, 16, 167402.

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solid state
photons
excitation
quantum communication
crystal lattices

Activities 2012 2017

  • 5 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in Festival or Exhibition
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Oral presentation

UK Quantum Dot Day

Erik Gauger (Invited speaker)
13 Jan 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Design principles for quantum-enhanced photocells inspired by biological systems

Erik Gauger (Speaker)
9 Jun 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Scottish Crucible

Erik Gauger (Participant)
24 Apr 201519 Jun 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Explorathon'15

Erik Gauger (Participant)
25 Sep 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in Festival or Exhibition

Quantum Effects in Biological Systems

Erik Gauger (Speaker)
2 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference