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Research interests

Prof Buller's research interests are mainly associated with single photon detection and its applications, including quantum key distribution, quantum imaging, time–of–flight ranging and depth imaging. He also has wider interests in semiconductor optoelectronic devices and optical thin film multilayer structures. Prof Buller heads a group of around eight researchers and is Principal Investigator on a number of major research projects funded by EPSRC, the European Union and industry.  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 and elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2017. 

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.

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Research Output 1988 2019

Analysis of the effects of imperfections in an optical heterodyne quantum random-number generator

Zanforlin, U., Donaldson, R. J., Collins, R. J. & Buller, G. S., 6 May 2019, In : Physical Review A. 99, 5, 052305.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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random numbers
generators
defects
coherent sources
misalignment

Bayesian 3D Reconstruction of Complex Scenes from Single-Photon Lidar Data

Tachella, J., Altmann, Y., Ren, X., McCarthy, A., Buller, G. S., McLaughlin, S. & Tourneret, J-Y., 14 Mar 2019, In : SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences . 12, 1, p. 521-550 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Photons
Pixels
Markov processes
Erosion
Time delay

Comparative study of dielectric coating materials for micro-cavity applications

Sidqi, N., Clark, C., Buller, G. S., Thalluri, G. K. V. V., Mitrofanov, J. & Noblet, Y., 1 Aug 2019, In : Optical Materials Express. 9, 8, p. 3452-3468 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Coatings
Roughness measurement
Thermal evaporation
Magnetron sputtering
Atomic force microscopy

High-efficiency Ge-on-Si SPADs for short-wave infrared

Dumas, D. C. S., Kirdoda, J., Millar, R. W., Vines, P., Kuzmenko, K., Buller, G. S. & Paul, D. J., 27 Feb 2019, Optical Components and Materials XVI. Digonnet, M. J. F. & Jiang, S. (eds.). SPIE, 1091424. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10914).

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

Open Access
File
Single Photon Avalanche Diode
High Efficiency
Infrared
Photons
Avalanche diodes

High Efficiency Planar Ge-on-Si Single-Photon Avalanche Diode Detectors

Kirdoda, J., Ferre Llin, L., Kuzmenko, K., Vines, P., Greener, Z., Dumas, D. C. S., Millar, R. W., Mirza, M. M., Buller, G. S. & Paul, D. J., 5 May 2019, CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science 2019. Optical Society of America, FF1A.4

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

Avalanche diodes
Photons
Detectors
Jitter
Lighting

Datasets

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

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

Prizes

time measurement
commerce
transmutation
multisensor fusion
photons

Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA)

Gerald Stuart Buller (Recipient), 1 Jan 2017

Prize: Election to learned society

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Gerald Stuart Buller (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2011 2019

  • 4 Membership of committee
  • 1 Membership of peer review panel
  • 1 Invited talk

Satellite-based quantum communications

Ross J. Donaldson (Speaker), Gerald Stuart Buller (Contributor), Alessandro Fedrizzi (Contributor)
11 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Institute of Physics (External organisation)

Gerald Stuart Buller (Member)
2013 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Photonics 21 (External organisation)

Gerald Stuart Buller (Member)
2013 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (External organisation)

Gerald Stuart Buller (Member)
2013

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (External organisation)

Gerald Stuart Buller (Chair)
17 Jul 2012

Activity: MembershipMembership of peer review panel