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Professor Gerald Buller who is from Heriot Watt University, was awarded his Fellowship ‘for pioneering work in single-photon detection and applications of single-photon technology in three-dimensional imaging and quantum communications’. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Institute of Physics (IoP) and sits on the IoP’s Quantum Electronics and Photonics Group Committee.
Professor 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.
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society of America (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Fellows of The Optical Society are members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics.
Professor Buller will receive his Fellowship plaque at the CLEO 2017 conference in California in May 2017.