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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

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

Open Access
File
Photons
Pixels
Markov processes
Erosion
Time delay

High performance planar germanium-on-silicon single-photon avalanche diode detectors

Vines, P., Kuzmenko, K., Kirdoda, J., Dumas, D. C. S., Mirza, M. M., Millar, R. W., Paul, D. J. & Buller, G. S., 6 Mar 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1086

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Avalanches
Germanium
Silicon
Photons
Radio Waves

Joint Reconstruction of Multitemporal or Multispectral Single-Photon 3D LiDAR Images

Halimi, A., Tobin, R., McCarthy, A., Bioucas-Dias, J. M., McLaughlin, S. & Buller, G. S., 28 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) 8th Conference of the Sensor Signal Processing for Defence.

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

Photons
Camouflage
Imaging techniques
Fog
Optical radar

Three-dimensional single-photon imaging through obscurants

Tobin, R., Halimi, A., McCarthy, A., Laurenzis, M., Christnacher, F. & Buller, G. S., 18 Feb 2019, In : Optics Express. 27, 4, p. 4590-4611 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
photons
avalanche diodes
fog
smoke
transmitter receivers

40 Gb/s Secure Optical Communication System Based on Optical Code Technology

Wang, X., Gao, Z., Dai, B. & Buller, G., 27 Sep 2018, 2018 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON). IEEE, 8473620. (International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON))

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

Optical communication
Communication systems
Quantum cryptography
Communication
Secure communication

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

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

Dataset

A high gain and high fidelity coherent state comparison amplifier

Donaldson, R. J. (Creator), Mazzarella, L. (Creator), Collins, R. J. (Creator), Jeffers, J. (Creator), Buller, G. S. (Creator), Heriot-Watt University, 1 Sep 2018

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 2013

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

Institute of Physics (External organisation)

Buller, G. S. (Member)
2013 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (External organisation)

Buller, G. S. (Member)
2013

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Photonics 21 (External organisation)

Buller, G. S. (Member)
2013 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (External organisation)

Buller, G. S. (Chair)
17 Jul 2012

Activity: MembershipMembership of peer review panel

National Centre for III-V Technologies (External organisation)

Buller, G. S. (Member)
2011 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee