Evan Meyer-Scott (ER7)

Evan Headshot Hired at the University of PaderbornUPB

Duration of the fellowship: 1 April 2016-31 March 2017

Contact: evan.meyer.scott@upb.de

Research project:  Interfaces between sources and networks

Brief profile
I have a BSc in Engineering Physics from the University of Alberta, and an MSc in Physics and a PhD in Physics (Quantum Information) from the University of Waterloo, supervised by Dr. Thomas Jennewein. In my MSc I implemented quantum key distribution in real-world settings, towards quantum cryptography both in optical fibres, and in free-space using satellites. My PhD focused on ways to detect photons without destroying them for quantum communications applications. This culminated in an implementation of photonic qubit precertification, where I certified the presence of a photon by splitting it in two and detecting one of the pair, leaving the initial qubit state untouched. While a student I also spent four months at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where I was part of the team that performed one of the first loophole-free tests of Bell’s inequalities.

Oral conference contributions and Posters
E. Meyer-Scott (ER7), D. McCloskey, K. Gołos, J. Z. Salvail, K. A. G. Fisher, D. R. Hamel, A. Cabello, K. J. Resch, and T. Jennewein. Talk. “Experimental photonic qubit precertification”. PICQUE Young Scientist Conference, 4-6 April 2016, Bristol, UK
E. Meyer-Scott (ER7), D. McCloskey, K. Gołos, J. Z. Salvail, K. A. G. Fisher, D. R. Hamel, A. Cabello, K. J. Resch, and T. Jennewein. “Experimental photonic qubit precertification.” Photon16, 5-8 September 2016, Leeds, UK
E. Meyer-Scott (ER7), M. Bartnick, J.-P. Höpker, K. Tamoev, A. Lita, T. Gerrits, S. Krapick, V. Verma, S. W. Nam, and T. J. Bartley. “Towards single photon detection in lithium niobate waveguides.” Single Photons Single Spins Meeting, 12-13 September 2016, Oxford, UK
J.-P. Höpker, M. Bartnick, E. Meyer-Scott (ER7), F. Thiele, S. Krapick, N. Montaut (ESR6), M. Santandrea, H. Herrmann, S. Lengeling, R. Ricken, V. Quiring, T. Meier, A. E. Lita, V. B. Verma, T. Gerrits, S. W. Nam, C. Silberhorn, and T. J. Bartley*. Towards integrated superconducting detectors on lithium niobate waveguides. Invited talk at SPIE Quantum Photonic Devices (2017)
E. Meyer-Scott* (ER7), N. Montaut (ESR6), J. Tiedau, L. Sansoni, H. Herrmann, R. Ricken, V. Quiring, T. J. Bartley, and C. Silberhorn. A plug & play single photon source with high heralding efficiency, and application to purity-efficiency tradeoff under spectral filtering. Contributed talk at Single Photon Workshop (2017)
G. Weihs*, S. Agne, D. Dalacu, D. R. Hamel, T. Huber, T. Jennewein, J. Jin, T. Kauten, M. Khoshnegar, B. Lounis, H. Majedi, E. Meyer-Scott (ER7), P. Poole, A. Predojević, M. Prilmüller, K. J. Resch, J. Z. Salvail, P. Tamarat. Three photons – efficient and interfering. Contributed talk at Single Photon Workshop (2017)
D. Hamel*, P. Poitras and E. Meyer-Scott (ER7). Heralding single photons with cascaded downconversion. Contributed talk at APS March Meeting (2017)
E. Meyer-Scott* (ER7). Experimental violations of Bell’s inequality: present and future. Contributed talk and panel discussion at Secure Communication via Quantum Channels Workshop (2017)

Key PublicationsE. Meyer-Scott, N. Montaut, J. Tiedau, L. Sansoni, H. Herrmann, T. J. Bartley, and C. Silberhorn. Limits on the heralding efficiencies and spectral purities of spectrally filtered single photons from photon-pair sources. Physical Review A 95:061803(R) (2017).N. Montaut, L. Sansoni, E. Meyer-Scott, R. Ricken, V. Quiring, H. Herrmann, and C. Silberhorn. High efficiency plug & play source of heralded single photons. Physical Review Applied 8:024021 (2017).
(previous to PICQUE fellowship)
1. Meyer-Scott, et al. Certifying the presence of a photonic qubit by splitting it in two. Physical Review Letters 116:070501 (2016)2. K. Shalm, et al. A strong loophole-free test of local realism. Physical Review Letters 115:250402 (2015)3. Erven, et al. Experimental three-photon quantum nonlocality under strict locality conditions. Nature Photonics 8:292-296 (2014)4. Meyer-Scott, et al. How to implement decoy-state quantum key distribution for a satellite uplink with 50-dB channel loss. Physical Review A 84:062326 (2011)5. Meyer-Scott, et al. Quantum entanglement distribution with 810 nm photons through telecom fibers. Applied Physics Letters 97:031117 (2010)

Complete list at arxiv.org