Ping Koy Lam


Ping Koy Lam
Professor and Group Leader
Department of Quantum Science (Building 38a)
The Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 0200


Tel: +61 2 6125 8378 (Office)
ALE-Lab:  +61 2 6125 1461 
SQZ-Lab: +61 2 6125 8880
CGP-Lab: +61 2 6125 9890
QuintessenceLabs: +61 2 6125 9498 

Fax: +61 2 6125 0741 


Awards and Positions:

2007 Visiting Professorship - Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) France

2006 Eureka Prize for Scientific Research – University of New South Wales

2005 Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship - ARC, Australia

2003 Eureka Prize for Inspiring Science - Australian Museum and British Council

2001  John G. Crawford Prize for Best Science PhD - Australian National University, Australia

2000  Bragg Gold Medal for Excellence in Physics - Australian Institute of Physics, Australia

1999  Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship - AvH Foundation, Germany

1999  Australian Research Council Post-doctoral Fellowship - ARC, Australia




The Australian National University, Canberra Australia

Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Paris, France

The Australian National University, Canberra Australia

Erlangen-Nürnberg Universität, Erlangen, Germany

The Australian National University, Canberra Australia

Hewlett-Packard, Penang, Malaysia

Sony Electronics, Penang, Malaysia

Auckland University, New Zealand

Nanyang Junior College/ Maris Stella High, Singapore

Chung Ling High, Penang, Malaysia 


Research Interests:

Quantum Optics

Quantum Information

Atom-Light Entanglement

Quantum Metrology

Quantum Key Distribution

Nonlinear Optics


Selected publications

2009. M. Hosseini, B. M. Sparkes, G. Hétet, J. Longdell, P. K. Lam and B. C. Buchler "A coherent optical pulse sequencer for quantum applications" Nature 461 pp. 241-245  

2008 N. B. Grosse et al.,"Observation of entanglement between two light beams spanning an octave in optical frequency" Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 243601

2008 G. Hétet et al.,"Electro-optic quantum memory for light using two-level atoms" Phys. Rev. Lett.100, 023601.

2007 N. B. Grosse et al., “Measuring photon antibunching from continuous variable sideband squeezing” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 153603.

2007 M. Lassen et al., “Tools for Multimode Quantum Information: Modulation, Detection, and Spatial Quantum Correlations” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 083602

2006 M. T. L. Hsu et al., “Quantum study of information delay in electromagnetically induced transparency” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 183601

2006 N. B. Grosse et al.,  “Harmonic Entanglement with second-order nonlinearity” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 063601

2005 A. M. Lance et al., “No-switching quantum key distribution using broadband modulated coherent light” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 180503

2004 C. Weedbrook et al., “Quantum Cryptography Without Switching” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 170504

2004 K. McKenzie et al., “Squeezing in the Audio Gravitational-Wave Detection Band” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 161105

2004  A. M. Lance et al., “Tripartite quantum state sharing” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 177903  .

2003 W. P. Bowen et al.,"Experimental investigation of continuous-variable quantum teleportation", Phys. Rev. A 67, 032302 (2003).

2003 N. Treps et al., “A quantum laser pointer” Science 301, 940 (2003).

2003 W. P. Bowen et al., “Experimental investigation of criteria for continuous variable entanglement” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 043601

2002 W. P. Bowen et al., “Experimental demonstration of continuous variable polarization entanglement” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 253601

2002 K. McKenzie et al., “Experimental demonstration of a squeezing-enhanced power-recycled Michelson interferometer for gravitational wave detection” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 231102

2002 N. Treps et al. “Surpassing the standard quantum limit for optical imaging using non-classical multimode light” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 203601 (2002).

2002 W. P. Bowen et al., “Polarization squeezing of continuous variable Stokes parameters” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 093601 

2001 Ch. Silberhorn et al., “Generation of continuous variable Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen entanglement via the Kerr nonlinearity in an optical fibre” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4267

1999 P. K. Lam, T. C. Ralph, B. C. Buchler, D. E. McClelland, H.-A. Bachor and J. Gao, “Optimization and transfer of vacuum squeezing from an optical parametric oscillator”, J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 1, 469.

1998 T. C. Ralph and P. K. Lam, “Teleportation with bright squeezed lights” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 5668.

1997 P. K. Lam et al., “Noiseless signal amplification using Positive Electro-optic Feedforward”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 1471