#### Research Officer

# Frédéric Bouchard

**Contact**

email: frederic.bouchard@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

## Bio

Frédéric Bouchard is a Research Officer at the National Research Council Canada. He completed his PhD in quantum optics at the University of Ottawa, with a focus on quantum cryptography and high-dimensional quantum information. He joined the Security and Disruptive Technologies Research Centre of the National Research Council in 2019 as a Research Associate working on photonic quantum information processing and became a Research Officer in 2022.

## Publications

- F. Bouchard, D. England, P. J. Bustard, K. Heshami, B. Sussman “Quantum communication with ultrafast time-bin qubits,”
**PRX Quantum 3**, 010332 (2022). - 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). - 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). - L. Kopf, J. Ruano, M. Hiekkamäki, T. Stolt, M. J. Huttunen, F. Bouchard, R. Fickler “Spectral vector beams for high-speed spectroscopic measurements,”
**Optica 8**, 930 (2021). - F. Tamburini, B. Thidé, I. Licata, F. Bouchard, E. Karimi “Majorana bosonic quasiparticles from twisted photons in free space,”
**Physical Review A 3**, 033505 (2021). - 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). - F. Bouchard, A. Sit, Y. Zhang, R. Fickler, F. M. Miatto, Y. Yao, F. Sciarrino, E. Karimi “Two-photon interference: the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect,”
**Reports on Progress in Physics 84**, 012402 (2020). - 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). - F. Brandt, M. Hiekkamäki, F. Bouchard, M. Huber, R. Fickler “High-dimensional quantum gates using full-field spatial modes of photons,”
**Optica 7**, 98 (2020). - R. Fickler, F. Bouchard, E. Giese, V. Grillo, G. Leuchs, E. Karimi “Full-field mode sorter using two optimized phase transformations for high-dimensional quantum cryptography,”
**Journal of Optics 22**, 024001 (2020). - S. Ecker, F. Bouchard, L. Bulla, F. Brandt, O. Kohout, F. Steinlechner, R. Fickler, M. Malik, Y. Guryanova, R. Ursin, M. Huber “Overcoming noise in entanglement distribution,”
**Physical Review X 9**, 041042 (2019). - F. Kong, C. Zhang, H. Larocque, F. Bouchard, Z. Li, M. Taucer, G. Brown, S. Severino, T. J. Hammond, E. Karimi, P. B. Corkum “Spin-constrained orbital-angular-momentum control in high-harmonic generation,”
**Physical Review Research 1**, 032008 (2019). - 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). - E. Cohen, H. Larocque, F. Bouchard, F. Nejadsattari, Y. Gefen, E. Karimi “Geometric phase from Aharonov–Bohm to Pancharatnam–Berry and beyond,”
**Nature Review Physics 1**, 437 (2019). - F. Bouchard, D. Koutný, F. Hufnagel, Z. Hradil, J. Řeháček, Y.-S. Teo, D. Ahn, H. Jeong, L. L. Sánchez-Soto, G. Leuchs, E. Karimi “Compressed sensing of twisted photons,”
**Optics Express 27**, 17426 (2019). - T. Bauer, P. Banzer, F. Bouchard, S. Orlov, L. Marrucci, E. Santamato, R. W. Boyd, E. Karimi, G. Leuchs “Multi-twist polarization ribbon topologies in highly-confined optical fields,”
**New Journal of Physics 21**, 053020 (2019). - F. Bouchard, F. Hufnagel, D. Koutný, A. Abbas, A. Sit, K. Heshami, R. Fickler, E. Karimi “Quantum process tomography of a high-dimensional quantum communication channel,”
**Quantum 3**, 138 (2019). - F. Kong, C. Zhang, H. Larocque, Z. Li, F. Bouchard, D. H. Ko, G. G. Brown, A. Korobenko, T. J. Hammond, R. W. Boyd, E. Karimi, P. B. Corkum “Vectorizing the spatial structure of high-harmonic radiation from gas,”
**Nature Communications 10**, 1 (2019). - D. Ahn, Y. Siah Teo, H. Jeong, F. Bouchard, F. Hufnagel, E. Karimi, D. Koutný, J. Řeháček, Z. Hradil, G. Leuchs, L. L. Sánchez-Soto “Adaptive Compressive Tomography with No a priori Information,”
**Physical Review Letters 122**, 100404 (2019). - F. Nejadsattari, Y. Zhang, F. Bouchard, H. Larocque, A. Sit, E. Cohen, R. Fickler, E. Karimi “Experimental realization of wave-packet dynamics in cyclic quantum walks,”
**Optica 6**, 174 (2019). - Y. Zhang, A. Sit, F. Bouchard, H. Larocque, F. Grenapin, E. Cohen, A. C. Elitzur, J. L. Harden, R. W. Boyd, E. Karimi “Interaction-free ghost-imaging of structured objects,”
**Optics Express 27**, 2212 (2019). - 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). - F. Bouchard, N. H. Valencia, F. Brandt, R. Fickler, M. Huber, M. Malik “Measuring azimuthal and radial modes of photons,”
**Optics Express 26**, 31925 (2018). - A. Sit, R. Fickler, F. Alsaiari, F. Bouchard, H. Larocque, P. Gregg, L. Yan, R. W. Boyd, S. Ramachandran, E. Karimi “Quantum cryptography with structured photons through a vortex fiber,”
**Optics Letters 43**, 4108 (2018). - F. Bouchard, A. Sit, F. Hufnagel, A. Abbas, Y. Zhang, K. Heshami, R. Fickler, C. Marquardt, G. Leuchs, E. Karimi “Quantum cryptography with twisted photons through an outdoor underwater channel,”
**Optics Express 26**, 22563 (2018). - F. Bouchard, A. Sit, K. Heshami, R. Fickler, E. Karimi “Round-robin differential-phase-shift quantum key distribution with twisted photons,”
**Physical Review A 98**, 010301 (2018). - F. Bouchard, P. Hoz, G. Björk, R. W. Boyd, M. Grassl, Z. Hradil, E. Karimi, A. B. Klimov, G. Leuchs, J. Řeháček, L. L. Sánchez-Soto “Quantum metrology at the limit with extremal Majorana constellations,”
**Optica 4**, 1429 (2017). - V. Grillo, T. R. Harvey, F. Venturi, J. S. Pierce, R. Balboni, F. Bouchard, G. C. Gazzadi, S. Frabboni, A. H. Tavabi, Z.-A. Li, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski, R. W. Boyd, B. J. McMorran, E. Karimi “Observation of nanoscale magnetic fields using twisted electron beams,”
**Nature Communications 8**, 1 (2017). - A. Sit, F. Bouchard, R. Fickler, J. Gagnon-Bischoff, H. Larocque, K. Heshami, D. Elser, C. Peuntinger, K. Günthner, B. Heim, C. Marquardt, G. Leuchs, R. W. Boyd, E. Karimi “High-dimensional intracity quantum cryptography with structured photons,”
**Optica 4**, 1006 (2017). - H. Larocque, J. Gagnon-Bischoff, D. Mortimer, Y. Zhang, F. Bouchard, J. Upham, V. Grillo, R. W. Boyd, E. Karimi “Generalized optical angular momentum sorter and its application to high-dimensional quantum cryptography,”
**Optics Express 25**, 19832 (2017). - M. G. Rahimian, F. Bouchard, H. Al-Khazraji, E. Karimi, P. B. Corkum, V. R. Bhardwaj “Polarization dependent nanostructuring of silicon with femtosecond vortex pulse,”
**APL Photonics 2**, 086104 (2017). - V. Grillo, A. H. Tavabi, F. Venturi, H. Larocque, R. Balboni, G. C. Gazzadi, S. Frabboni, P.-H. Lu, E. Mafakheri, F. Bouchard, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski, R. W. Boyd, M. P. J. Lavery, M. J. Padgett, E. Karimi “Measuring the orbital angular momentum spectrum of an electron beam,”
**Nature Communications 8**, 1 (2017). - F. Kong, C. Zhang, F. Bouchard, Z. Li, G. G. Brown, D. H. Ko, T. J. Hammond, L. Arissian, R. W. Boyd, E. Karimi, P. B. Corkum “Controlling the orbital angular momentum of high harmonic vortices,”
**Nature Communications 8**, 1 (2017). - F. Bouchard, R. W. Boyd, E. Karimi “Observation of subluminal twisted light in vacuum: reply,”
**Optica 4**, 207 (2017). - F. Bouchard, R. Fickler, R. W. Boyd, E. Karimi “High-dimensional quantum cloning and applications to quantum hacking,”
**Science Advances 3**, e1601915 (2017). - F. Bouchard, H. Larocque, A. M. Yao, C. Travis, I. D. Leon, A. Rubano, E. Karimi, G.-L. Oppo, R. W. Boyd “Polarization shaping for control of nonlinear propagation,”
**Physical Review Letters 117**, 233903 (2016). - H. Larocque, J. Gagnon-Bischoff, F. Bouchard, R. Fickler, J. Upham, R. W. Boyd, E. Karimi “Arbitrary optical wavefront shaping via spin-to-orbit coupling,”
**Journal of Optics 18**, 124002 (2016). - H. Larocque, F. Bouchard, V. Grillo, A. Sit, S. Frabboni, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski, M. J. Padgett, R. W. Boyd, E. Karimi “Nondestructive measurement of orbital angular momentum for an electron beam,”
**Physical Review Letters 117**, 154801 (2016). - P. Woźniak, P. Banzer, F. Bouchard, E. Karimi, G. Leuchs, R. W. Boyd “Tighter spots of light with superposed orbital-angular-momentum beams,”
**Physical Review A 94**, 021803 (2016). - J. Harris, F. Bouchard, E. Santamato, W. H. Zurek, R. W. Boyd, E. Karimi “Quantum probabilities from quantum entanglement: experimentally unpacking the Born rule,”
**New Journal of Physics 18**, 053013 (2016). - F. Bouchard, J. Harris, H. Mand, R. W. Boyd, E. Karimi “Observation of subluminal twisted light in vacuum,”
**Optica 3**, 351 (2016). - S. A. Schulz, J. Upham, F. Bouchard, I. Leon, E. Karimi, R. W. Boyd “Quantifying the impact of proximity error correction on plasmonic metasurfaces,”
**Optical Materials Express 5**, 2798 (2015). - F. Bouchard, J. Harris, H. Mand, N. Bent, E. Santamato, R. W. Boyd, E. Karimi “Observation of quantum recoherence of photons by spatial propagation,”
**Scientific Reports 5**, 1 (2015). - A. A. Ahangary, F. Bouchard, E. Santamato, E. Karimi, H. R. Khalesifard “Dynamics of laser-induced radial birefringence in silver-doped glasses,”
**Optics Letters 40**, 4062 (2015). - F. Bouchard, H. Mand, M. Mirhosseini, E. Karimi, R. W. Boyd “Achromatic orbital angular momentum generator,”
**New Journal of Physics 16**, 123006 (2014). - F. Bouchard, I. Leon, S. A. Schulz, J. Upham, E. Karimi, R. W. Boyd “Optical spin-to-orbital angular momentum conversion in ultra-thin metasurfaces with arbitrary topological charges,”
**Applied Physics Letters 105**, 101905 (2014). - A. W. Walker, F. Bouchard, A. H. Trojnar, K. Hinzer “Inverted metamorphic III-V triple-junction solar cell with a 1 eV CuInSe2 bottom sub-cell,”
**International Journal of Photoenergy 2014**, (2014).