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Ben Buchler

A. Prof. Ben C. Buchler

MEMORY TECHNOLOGIES WORK PACKAGE LEADER
SPINWAVE ENGINEERING FOR ACTIVE QUANTUM MEMORIES PROGRAM MANAGER
Associate Professor of Physics,
Australian National University
BSc (Honours), PhD, ANU

A. Prof Buchler has extensive experience in quantum and nano-optics. Ben completed a PhD on the electro-optic control of quantum measurements in 2002 and took up a postdoctoral position at ETH Zurich working in the nano-optics group. During this time he used near-field scanning probe techniques to characterize photonic crystal waveguides and cavities, as well as perform measurements of single molecule fluorescence quantum efficiency.

Returning to the Australian National University in 2006, he became a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre for Quantum-Atom Optics and began working on quantum memory based on warm atomic vapour. A source of squeezed light compatible with the atomic system was also developed, allowing experiments that probed the interaction of quantum entanglement with quantum memory. In 2010 Ben was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship and in 2011 he was part of the ANU quantum memory team which was a finalist in the Eureka Awards. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Research School of Physics and Engineering at the ANU.

For the last decade his team has held the record for the most efficient optical quantum memory. This system is now the subject of enhancement using machine learning techniques. Ben has published more than 80 refereed journal articles, including eight in the prestigious Nature suite of journals since 2009. His articles have attracted more than 2,700 citations.

Recognition:
2010: ARC Future Fellow

 

Role: Work Package Leader

University: Australian National University

Phone: (02) 6125 9973

University Email: ben.buchler@anu.edu.au

Researcher ID: https://publons.com/researcher/D-4581-2009

Address: Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology Department of Quantum Science (Building 38a) The Australian National University Canberra ACT 0200 Australia

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