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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 2018

A high-gain and high-fidelity coherent state comparison amplifier

Donaldson, R. J., Mazzarella, L., Collins, R. J., Jeffers, J. & Buller, G. S., 12 Sep 2018, In : Communications Physics. 1, 9 p., 54

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high gain
amplifiers
optical communication
quantum communication
conditioning

Quantum optical state comparison amplification of coherent states

Zanforlin, U., Donaldson, R. J., Mazzarella, L., Collins, R. J., Jeffers, J. & Buller, G. S., 29 May 2018, Quantum Technologies 2018. Stuhler, J., Shields, A. J. & Padgett, M. J. (eds.). SPIE, 1067413. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10674)

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Coherent States
Amplification
quantum amplifiers
Demonstrations
amplifiers

Quantum state comparison amplifier with feedforward state correction

Mazzarella, L., Donaldson, R. J., Collins, R. J., Zanforlin, U., Tatsi, G., Buller, G. S. & Jeffers, J., 21 May 2018, Quantum Technologies 2018. Stuhler, J., Shields, A. J. & Padgett, M. J. (eds.). SPIE, 106741D. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10674)

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Quantum State
Feedforward
Amplification
amplifiers
Quantum theory

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

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phase shift
signatures
attenuation
messages
integrity

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

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Netherlands
interference
photons
optical paths
visibility

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

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

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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