Research Officer

Ben Sussman

Physics PhD student Kate Fenwick explains her quantum random walk experiment to Dr. Ben Sussman, SDT's Group Leader in Ultrafast Quantum Photonics.
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Kate Fenwick, étudiante au doctorat en physique, explique son expérience sur le cheminement quantique aléatoire à Ben Sussman (Ph. D.), chef de l’équipe de la photonique quantique ultrarapide de TSR.

Contact

Address: Room 1065, 100 Sussex Dr. Ottawa

Phone: (613) 991-6888

email: Benjamin.Sussman@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Bio

Dr Sussman is a Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada and an adjunct professor in the department of Physics at the University of Ottawa. His research program investigates building quantum technologies at the intersection of quantum control and quantum information.

Dr Sussman studied physics as an undergraduate at the University of Waterloo before obtaining an MSc at the University of British Columbia. He graduated with a PhD in Physics from Queen’s University in 2007.

Dr. Sussman’s research areas of interest include: quantum control, quantum communications, quantum memories, dynamic Stark control, switched wavepackets, coherent phonons, phonon lifetimes, diamond photonics, field-free molecular alignment, nonlinear interaction of ultrafast optical pulses with matter, pulse shaping, quantum encryption and random number generation, and coherent Raman processes.

Publications

  1. P. J. Bustard, K. Bonsma-Fisher, C. Hnatovsky, D. Grobnic, S. J. Mihailov, D. England, B. J. Sussman “Toward a Quantum Memory in a Fiber Cavity Controlled by Intracavity Frequency Translation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 120501 (2022).
  2. F. Bouchard, D. England, P. J. Bustard, K. Heshami, B. Sussman “Quantum communication with ultrafast time-bin qubits,” PRX Quantum 3, 010332 (2022).
  3. Y. Zhang, A. Orth, D. England, B. Sussman “Ray tracing with quantum correlated photons to image a three-dimensional scene,” Phys. Rev. A 105, L011701 (2022).
  4. D. England, F. Bouchard, K. Fenwick, K. Bonsma-Fisher, Y. Zhang, P. J. Bustard, B. J. Sussman “Perspectives on all-optical Kerr switching for quantum optical applications,” Applied Physics Letters 119, 160501 (2021).
  5. Y. Zhang, D. England, A. Nomerotski, B. Sussman “High speed imaging of spectral-temporal correlations in Hong-Ou-Mandel interference,” Optics Express 29, 28217 (2021).
  6. F. Bouchard, D. England, P. J. Bustard, K. L. Fenwick, E. Karimi, K. Heshami, B. Sussman “Achieving ultimate noise tolerance in quantum communication,” Physical Review Applied 15, 024027 (2021).
  7. F. Hufnagel, A. Sit, F. Bouchard, Y. Zhang, D. England, K. Heshami, B. J. Sussman, E. Karimi “Investigation of underwater quantum channels in a 30 meter flume tank using structured photons,” New Journal of Physics 22, 093074 (2020).
  8. K. L. Fenwick, D. G. England, P. J. Bustard, J. M. Fraser, B. J. Sussman “Carving out configurable ultrafast pulses from a continuous wave source via the optical Kerr effect,” Optics Express 28, 24845 (2020).
  9. P. Svihra, Y. Zhang, P. Hockett, S. Ferrante, B. Sussman, D. England, A. Nomerotski “Multivariate discrimination in quantum target detection,”
  10. E. S. Goudreau, C. Kupchak, B. J. Sussman, R. W. Boyd, J. S. Lundeen “Theory of four-wave mixing of cylindrical vector beams in optical fibers,” JOSA B 37, 1670 (2020).
  11. Y. Zhang, D. England, A. Nomerotski, P. Svihra, S. Ferrante, P. Hockett, B. Sussman “Multidimensional quantum-enhanced target detection via spectrotemporal-correlation measurements,” Physical Review A 101, 053808 (2020).
  12. H. Liu, D. Giovannini, H. He, D. England, B. J. Sussman, B. Balaji, A. S. Helmy “Enhancing LIDAR performance metrics using continuous-wave photon-pair sources,” Optica 6, 1349 (2019).
  13. F. Hufnagel, A. Sit, F. Grenapin, F. Bouchard, K. Heshami, D. England, Y. Zhang, B. J. Sussman, R. W. Boyd, G. Leuchs, E. Karimi “Characterization of an underwater channel for quantum communications in the Ottawa River,” Optics Express 27, 26346 (2019).
  14. C. Kupchak, J. Erskine, D. England, B. Sussman “Terahertz-bandwidth switching of heralded single photons,” Optics Letters 44, 1427 (2019).
  15. B. Sussman, P. Corkum, A. Blais, D. Cory, A. Damascelli “Quantum Canada,” Quantum Science and Technology 4, 020503 (2019).
  16. D. G. England, B. Balaji, B. J. Sussman “Quantum-enhanced standoff detection using correlated photon paire,” Physical Review A 99, 023828 (2019).
  17. J. Erskine, D. England, C. Kupchak, B. Sussman “Real-time spectral characterization of a photon pair source using a chirped supercontinuum seed,” Optics Letters 43, 907 (2018).
  18. C. Kupchak, P. J. Bustard, K. Heshami, J. Erskine, M. Spanner, D. G. England, B. J. Sussman “Time-bin-to-polarization conversion of ultrafast photonic qubits,” Physical Review A 96, 053812 (2017).
  19. K. Fisher, D. G. England, J.-P. W. MacLean, P. J. Bustard, K. Heshami, K. J. Resch, B. J. Sussman “Storage of polarization-entangled THz-bandwidth photons in a diamond quantum memory,” Physical Review A 96, 012324 (2017).
  20. P. J. Bustard, D. G. England, K. Heshami, C. Kupchak, B. J. Sussman “Quantum frequency conversion with ultra-broadband tuning in a Raman memory,” Physical Review A 95, 053816 (2017).
  21. K. Heshami, D. G. England, P. C. Humphreys, P. J. Bustard, V. M. Acosta, J. Nunn, B. J. Sussman “Quantum memories: emerging applications and recent advances,” Journal of Modern Optics 63, 2005 (2016).
  22. G. S. Thekkadath, K. Heshami, D. G. England, P. J. Bustard, B. J. Sussman, M. Spanner “Optical quantum memory for ultrafast photons using molecular alignment,” Journal of Modern Optics 63, 2093 (2016).
  23. P. J. Bustard, D. G. England, K. Heshami, C. Kupchak, B. J. Sussman “Reducing noise in a Raman quantum memory,” Optics Letters 41, 5055 (2016).
  24. D. G. England, K. Fisher, J.-P. W. MacLean, P. J. Bustard, K. Heshami, K. J. Resch, B. J. Sussman “Phonon-mediated nonclassical interference in diamond,” Physical Review Letters 117, 073603 (2016).
  25. P. J. Bustard, K. Heshami, D. G. England, M. Spanner, B. J. Sussman “Raman-induced slow-light delay of THz-bandwidth pulses,” Physical Review A 93, 043810 (2016).
  26. K. Fisher, D. G. England, J.-P. W. MacLean, P. J. Bustard, K. J. Resch, B. J. Sussman “Frequency and bandwidth conversion of single photons in a room-temperature diamond quantum memory,” Nature Communications 7, 1-6 (2016).
  27. P. J. Bustard, J. Erskine, D. G. England, J. Nunn, P. Hockett, R. Lausten, M. Spanner, B. J. Sussman “Nonclassical correlations between terahertz-bandwidth photons mediated by rotational quanta in hydrogen molecules,” Optics Letters 40, 922 (2015).
  28. D. G. England, K. A. G. Fisher, J.-P. W. MacLean, P. J. Bustard, R. Lausten, K. J. Resch, B. J. Sussman “Storage and retrieval of THz-bandwidth single photons using a room-temperature diamond quantum memory,” Physical Review Letters 114, 053602 (2015).
  29. D. G. England, P. J. Bustard, D. J. Moffatt, J. Nunn, R. Lausten, B. J. Sussman “Efficient Raman generation in a waveguide: A route to ultrafast quantum random number generation,” Applied Physics Letters 104, 051117 (2014).
  30. D. G. England, P. J. Bustard, J. Nunn, R. Lausten, B. J. Sussman “From photons to phonons and back: A THz optical memory in diamond,” Physical Review Letters 111, 243601 (2013).
  31. P. J. Bustard, D. G. England, J. Nunn, D. Moffatt, M. Spanner, R. Lausten, B. J. Sussman “Quantum random bit generation using energy fluctuations in stimulated Raman scattering,” Optics Express 21, 29350 (2013).
  32. P. J. Bustard, R. Lausten, D. G. England, B. J. Sussman “Toward quantum processing in molecules: A THz-bandwidth coherent memory for light,” Physical Review Letters 111, 083901 (2013).
  33. I. A. Walmsley, K. C. Lee, M. Sprague, B. Sussman, J. Nunn, N. Langford, X. M. Jin, T. Champion, P. Michelberger, K. Reim, D. Uk, D. Jaksch “Entang-bling: Observing quantum correlations in room-temperature solids,” Journal of Physics 442, 012004 (2013).
  34. P. J. Bustard, R. Lausten, B. J. Sussman “Molecular alignment and orientation with a hybrid Raman scattering technique,” Physical Review A 86, 053419 (2012).
  35. R. A. Livingstone, J. Thompson, M. Iljina, R. Donaldson, B. Sussman, M. Paterson, D. Townsend “Time-resolved photoelectron imaging of excited state relaxation dynamics in phenol, catechol, resorcinol, and hydroquinone,” The Journal of Chemical Physics 137, 184304 (2012).
  36. K. C. Lee, B. J. Sussman, M. R. Sprague, P. Michelberger, K. F. Reim, J. Nunn, N. K. Langford, P. J. Bustard, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley “Macroscopic non-classical states and terahertz quantum processing in room-temperature diamond,” Nature Photonics 6, 41 (2012).
  37. P. J. Bustard, D. Moffatt, R. Lausten, G. Wu, I. A. Walmsley, B. J Sussman “Quantum random bit generation using stimulated Raman scattering,” Optics Express 19, 25173 (2011).
  38. K. Chung Lee, M. R. Sprague, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, N. K. Langford, X-M Jin, T. Champion, P. Michelberger, K. F. Reim, D. England, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley “Entangling macroscopic diamonds at room temperature,” Science 334, 1253 (2011).
  39. B. J. Sussman “Five ways to the nonresonant dynamic Stark effect,” American Journal of Physics 79, 477 (2011).
  40. D. Townsend, B. J. Sussman, A. Stolow “A Stark future for quantum control,” The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 115, 357 (2011).
  41. P. J. Bustard, G. Wu, R. Lausten, D. Townsend, I. A. Walmsley, A. Stolow, B. J. Sussman “From molecular control to quantum technology with the dynamic Stark effect,” Faraday discussions 153, 321 (2011).
  42. K. C. Lee, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, K. Reim, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley, P. Spizzirri, S. Prawer “Comparing phonon dephasing lifetimes in diamond using transient coherent ultrafast phonon spectroscopy,” Diamond and related materials 19, 1289 (2010).
  43. P. J. Bustard, B. J. Sussman, I. A. Walmsley “Amplification of impulsively excited molecular rotational coherence,” Physical Review Letters 104, 193902 (2010).
  44. K. F. Reim, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, B. J. Sussman, K. C. Lee, N. K. Langford, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley “Towards high-speed optical quantum memories,” Nature Photonics 4, 218 (2010).
  45. J. Nunn, K. Reim, K. C. Lee, V. O. Lorenz, B. J. Sussman, I. A. Walmsley, D. Jaksch “Multimode memories in atomic ensembles,” Physical Review Letters 101, 260502 (2008).
  46. F. C. Waldermann, B. J. Sussman, J. Nunn, V. O. Lorenz, K. C. Lee, K. Surmacz, K. H. Lee, D. Jaksch, I. A. Walmsley, P. Spizziri, P. Olivero, S. Prawer “Measuring phonon dephasing with ultrafast pulses using Raman spectral interference,” Physical Review B 78, 155201 (2008).
  47. K. Surmacz, J. Nunn, K. Reim, K. C. Lee, V. O. Lorenz, B. Sussman, I. A. Walmsley, D. Jaksch “Efficient spatially resolved multimode quantum memory,” Physical Review A 78, 033806 (2008).
  48. R. Lausten, O. Smirnova, B. J. Sussman, S. Gräfe, A. S. Mouritzen, A. Stolow “Time- and frequency-resolved coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering spectroscopy with sub-25 laser pulses,” The Journal of chemical physics 128, 244310 (2008).
  49. B. J. Sussman, R. Lausten, A. Stolow “Focusing of light following a 4-f pulse shaper: Considerations for quantum control,” Physical Review A 77, 043416 (2008).
  50. B. J. Sussman, D. Townsend, M. Y. Ivanov, A. Stolow “Dynamic stark control of photochemical processes,” Science 314, 278 (2006).
  51. B. J. Sussman, J. G. Underwood, R. Lausten, M. Y. Ivanov, A. Stolow “Quantum control via the dynamic Stark effect: Application to switched rotational wave packets and molecular axis alignment,” Physical Review A 73, 053403 (2006).
  52. B. J. Sussman, M. Y. Ivanov, A. Stolow “Nonperturbative quantum control via the nonresonant dynamic Stark effect,” Physical Review A 71, 051401 (2005).
  53. J. G. Underwood, B. J. Sussman, A. Stolow “Field-free three dimensional molecular axis alignment,” Physical Review Letters 94, 143002 (2005).
  54. J. G. Underwood, M. Spanner, M. Y. Ivanov, J. Mottershead, B. J. Sussman, A. Stolow “Switched wave packets: a route to nonperturbative quantum control,” Physical Review Letters 90, 223001 (2003).
  55. A. Korolev, B. Sussman “A technique for habit classification of cloud particles,” Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 17, 1048 (2000).