Heriot-Watt University
Single–Photon Group

Group Leader:
Professor Gerald S. Buller


About Us

What we do

Along with our research partners we investigate time–correlated photon–counting technology and applications. The group is actively pursuing research in photon–counting detectors, especially at wavelengths > 1000 nm.

The photon–counting applications studied include time–resolved photoluminescence, time–of–flight imaging/ranging and quantum key distribution.

Where we're based

The Single–Photon group is based in the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences, part of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot–Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences (IPaQS) carries out broad range of world–leading research in photonic physics, engineering photonics and quantum sciences.