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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

3D LIDAR imaging using Ge-on-Si single–photon avalanche diode detectors

Kuzmenko, K., Vines, P., Halimi, A., Collins, R. J., Maccarone, A., McCarthy, A., Greener, Z. M., Kirdoda, J., Dumas, D. C. S., Llin, L. F., Mirza, M. M., Millar, R. W., Paul, D. J. & Buller, G. S., 20 Jan 2020, In : Optics Express. 28, 2, p. 1330-1344 15 p.

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  • High concentration factor diffractive microlenses integrated with CMOS single-photon avalanche diode detector arrays for fill-factor improvement

    Connolly, P. W. R., Ren, X., McCarthy, A., Mai, H., Villa, F., Waddie, A. J., Taghizadeh, M. R., Tosi, A., Zappa, F., Henderson, R. K. & Buller, G. S., 8 May 2020, In : Applied Optics. 59, 14, p. 4488-4498 11 p.

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    Learning Non-Local Spatial Correlations To Restore Sparse 3D Single-Photon Data

    Chen, S., Halimi, A., Ren, X., McCarthy, A., Su, X., McLaughlin, S. & Buller, G. S., 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 29, p. 3119-3131 13 p.

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    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.

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    Datasets

    Data for "High concentration factor diffractive microlenses integrated with CMOS single-photon avalanche diode detector arrays for fill-factor improvement"

    Connolly, P. (Creator), Ren, X. (Creator), McCarthy, A. (Creator), Mai, H. (Creator), Villa, F. (Creator), Waddie, A. J. (Creator), Taghizadeh, M. R. (Creator), Tosi, A. (Creator), Zappa, F. (Creator), Henderson, R. K. (Creator), Buller, G. S. (Creator), Heriot-Watt University, Apr 2020

    Dataset

    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

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    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

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    Prizes

  • 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

    • 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

    Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (External organisation)

    Gerald Stuart Buller (Member)
    2013

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    Photonics 21 (External organisation)

    Gerald Stuart Buller (Member)
    2013 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    Institute of Physics (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