Research Officer

Duncan England

Dr. Duncan England blocks the laser light from his quantum memory experiment. He is a Research Officer in the Security and Disruptive Technologies Research Centre.
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Duncan England (Ph. D.), agent de recherches au Centre de recherche sur les technologies de sécurité et de rupture, bloque la lumière d’un laser dans le cadre d’une expérience sur la mémoire quantique.

Contact

email: Duncan.England@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Bio

Duncan England earned a BSc and MSc in physics and astronomy from the University of Durham in 2006, and a DPhil in atomic and laser physics from the University of Oxford in 2011. After focussing on ultracold atoms and molecules for his graduate and undergraduate research, he developed an interest in quantum optics during a postdoc at Oxford. In 2012, he joined the National Research Council for a two-year postdoc and liked it so much that he never left. During his decade at NRC, his research interests spanned a range of topics, including quantum random number generation, all-optical switching, quantum imaging, and, in particular, quantum memories, which will be the subject of this talk. An overarching theme in his research across this time has been the idea that intense, ultrafast pulses of light can be used to generate and manipulate the faintest possible pulses light—single photons. He believes there are few, if any, better places in the world to pursue this research than Ottawa, which is home to world-leading scientists and laboratories in both ultrafast laser science and quantum optics.

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. 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).
  11. 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).
  12. 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).
  13. C. Kupchak, J. Erskine, D. England, B. Sussman “Terahertz-bandwidth switching of heralded single photons,” Optics Letters 44, 1427 (2019).
  14. D. G. England, B. Balaji, B. J. Sussman “Quantum-enhanced standoff detection using correlated photon paire,” Physical Review A 99, 023828 (2019).
  15. F. Bouchard, K. Heshami, D. England, R. Fickler, R. W. Boyd, B.-G. Englert, L. L. Sánchez-Soto, E. Karimi “Experimental investigation of high-dimensional quantum key distribution protocols with twisted photons,” Quantum 2, 111 (2018).
  16. 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).
  17. 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).
  18. 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).
  19. 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).
  20. 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).
  21. 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).
  22. 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).
  23. 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).
  24. 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).
  25. 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).
  26. P. S. Michelberger, T. F. M. Champion, M. R. Sprague, K. T. Kaczmarek, M. Barbieri, X. M. Jin, D. G. England, W. S. Kolthammer, D. J. Saunders, J. Nunn, I. A. Walmsley “Interfacing GHz-bandwidth heralded single photons with a warm vapour Raman memory,” New Journal of Physics 17, 043006 (2015).
  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. M. R. Sprague, P. S. Michelberger, T. F. M. Champion, D. G. England, J. Nunn, X.-M. Jin, W. S. Kolthammer, A. Abdolvand, P. J. Russell, I. A. Walmsley “Broadband single-photon-level memory in a hollow-core photonic crystal fibre,” Nature Photonics 8, 4 (2014).
  30. 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).
  31. 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).
  32. 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).
  33. 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).
  34. M. R. Sprague, D. G. England, A. Abdolvand, J. Nunn, X.-M. Jin, W. S. Kolthammer, M. Barbieri, B. Rigal, P. S. Michelberger, T. F. M. Champion, P. Russell, I. A. Walmsley “Efficient optical pumping and high optical depth in a hollow-core photonic-crystal fibre for a broadband quantum memory,” New Journal of Physics 15, 055013 (2013).
  35. J. Nunn, N. K. Langford, W. S. Kolthammer, T. F. M. Champion, M. R. Sprague, P. S. Michelberger, X.-M. Jin, D. G. England, I. A. Walmsley “Enhancing multiphoton rates with quantum memories,” Physical Review Letters 110, 133601 (2013).
  36. K. F. Reim, J. Nunn, X.-M. Jin, P. S. Michelberger, T. F. M. Champion, D. G. England, K. C. Lee, W. S. Kolthammer, N. K. Langford, I. A. Walmsley “Multipulse Addressing of a Raman Quantum Memory: Configurable Beam Splitting and Efficient Readout,” Physical Review Letters 108, 263602 (2012).
  37. D. G. England, P. S. Michelberger, T. F. M. Champion, K. F. Reim, K. C. Lee, M. R. Sprague, X. M. Jin, N. K. Langford, W. S. Kolthammer, J. Nunn, I. A. Walmsley “High-fidelity polarization storage in a gigahertz bandwidth quantum memory,” Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 45, 124008 (2012).
  38. K. C. 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. H. E. Martay, D. G. England, D. J. McCabe, I. A. Walmsley “Extending electron orbital precession to the molecular case: Use of orbital alignment for observation of wavepacket dynamics,” Physical Review A 83, 043419 (2011).
  40. H. Martay, D. J. McCabe, D. G. England, M. E. Friedman, J. Petrovic, I. A. Walmsley “Demonstrating coherent control in^{85} Rb_ {2} using ultrafast laser pulses: A theoretical outline of two experiments,” Physical Review A 80, 033403 (2009).
  41. D. J. McCabe, D. G. England, H. Martay, M. E. Friedman, J. Petrovic, E. Dimova, B. Chatel, I. A. Walmsley “Pump-probe study of the formation of rubidium molecules by ultrafast photoassociation of ultracold atoms,” Physical Review A 80, 033404 (2009).
  42. J. Petrovic, D. McCabe, D. England, H. Martay, M. Friedman, A. Dicks, E. Dimova, I. Walmsley “A pump–probe study of the photoassociation of cold rubidium molecules,” Faraday Discussions 142, 403 (2009).