Personal profile

Research interests

Dr Collins’ current research interests are primarily associated with quantum communications, including quantum digital signatures, quantum key distribution and coherent state amplification.  He has additionally previously researched quantum dots as single-photon sources and time–of–flight ranging and depth imaging.  Dr Collins is an active researcher within the United Kingdom’s Quantum Communications Technology Hub where he pursues innovative new technologies under the “Next Generation Quantum Communications” sub-project.

Biography

Dr Robert John Collins was born in Scotland in 1981.  He graduated with MPhys (Hons) in 2003 before spending a year in the commercial sector.  In 2008 he graduated with PhD in Physics prior to starting a Research Associate position at Heriot-Watt University.

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Research Output 2005 2017

Experimental demonstration of quantum digital signatures over 43 dB channel loss using differential phase shift quantum key distribution

Collins, R. J., Amiri, R., Fujiwara, M., Honjo, T., Shimizu, K., Tamaki, K., Takeoka, M., Sasaki, M., Andersson, A. E. E. & Buller, G. S. 12 Jun 2017 In : Scientific Reports. 7, 3235

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Digital signature
Electronic document identification systems
signatures
Attenuation
Demonstrations

Detection-dependent six-photon Holland-Burnett state interference

Jin, R. B., Fujiwara, M., Shimizu, R., Collins, R. J., Buller, G. S., Yamashita, T., Miki, S., Terai, H., Takeoka, M. & Sasaki, M. 14 Nov 2016 In : Scientific Reports. 6, 36914

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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interference
visibility
spectroscopy
experiment
Photons

Experimental demonstration of kilometer-range quantum digital signatures

Donaldson, R. J., Collins, R. J., Kleczkowska, K., Amiri, R., Wallden, P., Dunjko, V., Jeffers, J., Andersson, A. E. E. & Buller, G. S. 19 Jan 2016 In : Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics). 93, 1, 012329

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Electronic document identification systems
signatures
Quantum cryptography
Demonstrations
Digital signature

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., Amiri, R., Fujiwara, M., Honjo, T., Shimizu, K., Tamaki, K., Takeoka, M., Andersson, A. E. E., Buller, G. S. & Sasaki, M. 19 Oct 2016 In : Optics Letters. 41, 21, p. 4883-4886 4 p.

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Optical fibers
Demonstrations
optical fibers
signatures
distribution system

Photonic quantum digital signatures operating over kilometer ranges in installed optical fiber

Collins, R. J., Fujiwara, M., Amiri, R., Honjo, T., Shimizu, K., Tamaki, K., Takeoka, M., Andersson, E., Buller, G. S. & Sasaki, M. 24 Oct 2016 Quantum Information Science and Technology II. Gruneisen, M. T., Dusek, M. & Rarity, J. G. (eds.). SPIE, Vol. 9996, 999604. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 9996)

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

Electronic document identification systems
Optical fibers
Demonstrations
Quantum theory
Photonics

Datasets

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

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