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Ben Buchler

Research School of Physics and
Department of Quantum Science

The research interests of the quantum optics group are experimental quantum information, the physics and applications of of atom-light interaction, quantum metrology and non-linear optics. We are located in the Department of Quantum Science, which is a part of the Research School of Physics and Engineering.


Our group forms a part of the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communications Technology. This ARC Centre of Excellence is based and the University of New South Wales and has nodes at the University of Queensland, University of Melbourne, Griffith Univeristy, UNSW@ADFA as well as the ANU.




Nanowire cooling and improved force measurement in Nat. Comm.

Quantum computing built into a quantum memory now out in PRL.

Optical levitation without scattering using a tripod of light. 

Quantum random numbers, generated in our lab, now live in your browser!



Recent Publications

Multimode laser cooling and ultra-high sensitivity force sensing with nanowires
Mahdi Hosseini, Giovanni Guccione, Harry J. Slatyer, Ben C. Buchler & Ping Koy Lam
Nature Communications 5, 4663 (2014)
Configurable Unitary Transformations and Linear Logic Gates Using Quantum Memories
G. T. Campbell, O. Pinel, M. Hosseini, T. C. Ralph, B. C. Buchler, and P. K. Lam
Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 063601 (2014).
Impact of backscattered light in a squeezing-enhanced interferometric gravitational-wave detector
S. S. Y. Chua et al.
Classical and Quantum Gravity, 31, 035017 (2014).
Experimental verification of quantum discord in continuous-variable states
S. Hosseini, S. Rahimi-Keshari, J. Y. Haw, S. M. Assad, H. M. Chrzanowski, J. Janousek, T. Symul, T. C. Ralph and P. K. Lam
Journal of Physics B, 47, 025503 (2014).
Gradient Echo Quantum Memory in Warm Atomic Vapor
Olivier Pinel, Mahdi Hosseini, Ben M. Sparkes, Jesse L. Everett, Daniel Higginbottom, Geoff T. Campbell, Ping Koy Lam and  Ben C. Buchler
JoVE 2013 81, e5055 (2013).
Enhanced sensitivity of the LIGO gravitational wave detector by using squeezed states of light.
LIGO Collaboration and M. Stefszky, B. C. Buchler and P.K. Lam
Nat Photonics,  7, 613-619 (2013).
Scattering-Free Optical Levitation of a Cavity Mirror
G. Guccione, M. Hosseini, S. Adlong, M. T. Johnsson, J. Hope, B. C. Buchler, and P. K. Lam
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 183001 (2013) 
Reconstruction of photon number conditioned states using phase randomized homodyne measurements
H M Chrzanowski, S M Assad, J Bernu, B Hage, A P Lund, T C Ralph, P K Lam and T Symul
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 46 104009 (2013)
Gradient echo memory in an ultra-high optical depth cold atomic ensemble
B M Sparkes, J Bernu, M Hosseini, J Geng, Q Glorieux, P A Altin, P K Lam, N P Robins and B C Buchler
Generation and interferometric analysis of high charge optical vortices
Yong Shen, Geoff T Campbell, Boris Hage, Hongxin Zou, Ben C Buchler and Ping Koy Lam
 Journal of  Optics 15 044005 (2013)
Memory-enhanced noiseless cross-phase modulation
M. Hosseini, S. Rebić, B. M. Sparkes, J. Twamley, B. C. Buchler and P.K. Lam
Nature Light Science and Applications 1 e40 (2012)
Observing the operational significance of discord consumption
M. Gu, H.M. Chrzanowski, S.M. Assad, T. Symul, K. Modi, T.C. Ralph, V. Vedral and P.K. Lam
Nature Physics 8 671 (2012)
Programmable multimode quantum networks
S. Armstrong, J.F. Morizur, J.  Janousek,  B. Hage, N. Treps, P.K. Lam, H.A. Bachor
Quantum benchmarking with realistic states of light
N. Killoran, M. Hosseini, B. C. Buchler, P. K. Lam, and N. Lütkenhaus
Spatial-mode storage in a gradient-echo memory
D. B. Higginbottom, B. M. Sparkes, M. Rancic, O. Pinel, M. Hosseini, P. K. Lam, and B. C. Buchler
Balanced homodyne detection of optical quantum states at audio-band frequencies and below
M. S. Stefszky, C. M. Mow-Lowry, S. S. Y. Chua, D. A. Shaddock, B. C. Buchler, H. Vahlbruch, A. Khalaidovski, R. Schnabel, P. K. Lam and D. E. McClelland
Precision Spectral Manipulation: A Demonstration Using a Coherent Optical Memory
B. M. Sparkes, M. Hosseini, C. Cairns, D. Higginbottom, G. T. Campbell, P. K. Lam, and B. C. Buchler 
Phys. Rev. X 2, 021011 (2012)
Storage and manipulation of light using a Raman gradient-echo process
M Hosseini, B M Sparkes, G T Campbell, P K Lam and B C Buchler
Time- and frequency-domain polariton interference
G Campbell, M Hosseini, B M Sparkes, P K Lam and B C Buchler
New Journal of Physics 14 033022 (2012)

Generation of high-order optical vortices using directly machined spiral phase mirrors
G. Campbell, B. Hage, B. C. Buchler, and P. K. Lam
Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 7, pp. 873-876 (2012)



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