Barry Sanders

 Name: Barry Sanders
 Tel: 18816612205


  2017-Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Imperial College Doctor of Science

  2013-QianRen Chair Physics and Astronomy, University of Science and Technology of China
  2013-Director, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, University of Calgary
  2013-AITF iCORE Strategic Chair in Quantum Information Science, Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary
  2008-2013iCORE Chair of Quantum Science and Technology, Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary
  2004-2012Director, Institute for Quantum Information Science, University of Calgary
  2003-2008iCORE Professor of Quantum Information Science Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary
  2003-2008Adjunct Professor, Physics, Macquarie University
  2001-2003Professor, Physics, Macquarie University
  1997-2003Head of Department, Physics, Macquarie University
  1997-2001Associate Professor, Physics, Macquarie University
  1988Diploma of Imperial College
  1987Doctor of Philosophy (Physics with P. L. Knight) Imperial College
  1985Diploma of Imperial College (Mathematical Physics with T. W. B. Kibble) University of Calgary
  1984Bachelor of Science (Honours Physics) University of Calgary


  1.Waveguide quantum electrodynamics
  2.All-optical photonic switching
  3.Efficient quantum algorithms for quantum simulation
  4.Artificial intelligence for quantum control
  5.Quantum information processing with interferometry
  6.Modelling long-distance quantum cryptography


 Former Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Nigum Arshed (ORCID)

Wei-Wei Zhang (homepage, ORCID)

 Postdoctoral Research Fellows

PhD Students

Xu Shu (homepage, ORCID)

Wu Jizhou (homepage, ORCID)

Sun Xiangxiang (ORCID)

Akhtar Munir (homepage)

Naeem Akhtar (homepage, ORCID)

Abdul Wahab Khan (ORCID)

Marouane Hanhasse (ORCID)

Chen Qian (homepageORCID)

MSc Students


  1. R J. Spiteri, M Schmidt, J. Ghosh, E. Zahedinejad and B. C. Sanders, Quantum control for high-fidelity multi-qubit gates, New Journal of Physics, 9 October 2018, (accepted or in press). 
  2.H. de Guise, L. Maccone, B. C. Sanders and N. Shukla, State-independent uncertainty relations, Physical Review A, 3 October 2018, (accepted or in press). 
  3.C. Chen, X. Ding, J. Qin, Y. He, Y.-H. Luo, M.-C. Chen, C. Liu, X.-L. Wang, W.-J. Zhang, H. Li, L.-X. You, Z. Wang, D.-W. Wang, B. C. Sanders, C.-Y. Lu and J.-W. Pan, Observation of topologically protected edge states in a photonic two-dimensional quantum walk, Physical Review Letters 121(10): 100502 (6 pp.), 6 September 2018. 
  4.S. Asgarnezhad-Zorgabad, R. Sadighi-Bonabi and B. C. Sanders, Excitation and propagation of surface polaritonic rogue waves and breathers, Physical Review A 98(1): 013825 (17 pp.), 13 July 2018. 
  5.S. Asgarnezhad-Zorgabad, R. Sadighi-Bonabi and B. C. Sanders, Excitation and propagation of surface polaritonic rogue waves and breathers, Physical Review A 98(1): 013825 (17 pp.), 13 July 2018. 
  6.J.-Z. Wu, H. de Guise and B. C. Sanders, Coincidence landscapes for polarized bosons, Physical Review A 98(1): 013817 (11 pp.), 10 July 2018. 
  7.Y.-D. Wu, A. Khalid and B. C. Sanders, Efficient code for relativistic quantum summoning, New Journal of Physics 20(6): 063052 (18 pp.), 29 June 2018. 
  8.M. Ahmadi, H. B. Dang, G. Gour and B. C. Sanders, Quantification and manipulation of magic states, Physical Review A 97(6): 062332 (9 pp.), 20 June 2018. 
  9.A. Khalid, D. Spivak, B. C. Sanders and H. de Guise, Permutational symmetries for coincidence rates in multimode multiphotonic interferometry, Physical Review A(6): 063802 (18 pp.), 5 June 2018, 
  10.S. Xu, X. X. Sun, J. Z. Wu, W. W. Zhang, N. Arshed and B. C. Sanders, Quantum walk on a chimera graph, New Journal of Physics 20(5): 053039 (13 pp.), 15 May 2018. 
  11.P. Palittapongarnpim and B. C. Sanders, Enter the machine, Nature Physics 14(5): 432 - 433, 1 May 2018. 
  12.Z. Shaterzadeh-Yazdi, B. C. Sanders and G. A. DiLabio, Ab-Initio characterization of coupling strength for all types of dangling-bond pairs on the hydrogen-terminated Si(100)-2x1 surface, Journal of Chemical Physics 148(15): 154701 (8 pp.), 16 April 2018. (Editor's Pick). 
  13.K. K. Wang, X. P. Wang, X. Zhan, Z. H. Bian, J. Li, B. C. Sanders and P. Xue, Entanglement-enhanced quantum metrology in a noisy environment, Physical Review A 97(4): 042112 (10 pp.), 7 April 2018. 
  14.D.-X. Quan, L.-L. Zhu, C.-X. Pei and B. C. Sanders, Fault-tolerant conversion between adjacent Reed-Muller quantum codes based on gauge fixing, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical51(11): 115305 (16 pp.), 19 February 2018. 
  15.N. Sang-Nourpour, B. Lavoie, R. Kheradmand, M. Rezaei and B. C. Sanders, Characterization of surface-plasmon polaritons at lossy interfaces, Journal of Optics 19(12): 125004 (12 pp.), 20 November 2017. 
  16.W. W. Zhang, B. C. Sanders, S. Apers, S. K. Goyal and D. L. Feder, Detecting topological transitions in two dimensions by Hamiltonian evolution, Physical Review Letters 119(19): 197401 (6 pp.), 6 November 2017. 
  17.X. Zhan, L. Xiao, Z. H. Bian, K. K. Wang, X.-Z. Qiu, B. C. Sanders, W. Yi and P. Xue, Detecting topological invariants in nonunitary discrete-time quantum walks, Physical Review Letters 119(13): 130501 (6 pp.), 27 September 2017. 
  18.M. Ahmadi, Y.-D. Wu and B. C. Sanders, Relativistic (2,3)-threshold quantum secret sharing, Physical Review D 96(6): 065018 (10 pp.), 25 September 2017. 
  19.P. Fraser and B. C. Sanders, Loophole-free Bell tests and the falsification of local realism, The Journal of Student Science and Technology 10(1): 23 - 30, 28 August 2017. 
  20.H.-L. Huang, Q. Zhao, X. F. Ma, C. Liu, Z.-E. Su, X.-L. Wang, L. Li, N.-L. Liu, B. C. Sanders, C.-Y. Lu and J.-W. Pan, Experimental blind quantum computing for a classical client, Physical Review Letters119(05): 050503 (5 pp.), 2 August 2017. 
  21.L. Xiao, X. Zhan, Z. H. Bian, K. K. Wang, X. Zhang, X. P. Wang, J. Li, K. Mochizuki, D. Kim, N. Kawakami, W. Yi, H. Obuse, B. C. Sanders and P. Xue, Observation of topological edge states in parity-time-symmetric quantum walks, Nature Physics 13: 1117 - 1123, 31 July 2017. 
  22.M. Ghosh, A. Karigowda, A. Jayaraman, F. Bretenaker, B. C. Sanders and A. Narayanan, Demonstration of a high-contrast optical switching in an atomic Delta system, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 50(16): 165502 (8 pp.), 31 July 2017. 
  23.S. M. Barnett, A. Beige, A. Ekert, B. M. Garraway, C. H. Keitel, V. Kendon, M. Lein, G. J. Milburn, H. M. Moya-Cessa, M. Murao, J. K. Pachos, G. M. Palma, E. Paspalakis, S. J. D. Phoenix, B. Piraux, M. Plenio, B. C. Sanders, J. Twamley, A. Vidiella-Barranco and M. S. Kim, Journeys from quantum optics to quantum technology, Progress in Quantum Electronics 54: 19 - 45, 19 July 2017. 
  24.D. Wang, C. Liu, C.-S. Xiao, J.-X. Zhang, H. M. Alotaibi, B. C. Sanders, L.-G. Wang and S.-Y. Zhu, Strong coherent light amplification with double electromagnetically induced transparency coherences, Scientific Reports 7: 5796 (8 pp.), 19 July 2017. 
  25.W. W. Zhang, S. K. Goyal, C. Simon and B. C. Sanders, Decomposition of split-step quantum walks for simulating Majorana modes and edge states, Physical Review A 95(5): 052351 (7 pp.), 30 May 2017. 
  26.P. Palittapongarnpim, P. Wittek, E. Zahedinejad, S. Vedaie and B. C. Sanders, Learning in quantum control: High-dimensional global optimization for noisy quantum dynamics, Neurocomputing 268: 116 - 126, 30 April 2017. 
  27.H. Lu, C. Liu, D.-S. Wang, L.-K. Chen, Z.-D. Li, X.-C. Yao, L. Li, N.-L. Liu, C.-Z. Peng, B. C. Sanders, Y. -A. Chen and J.-W. Pan, Experimental quantum channel simulation, Physical Review A 95(4): 042310 (8 pp.), 10 April 2017. 
  28.T. Hill, B. C. Sanders and H. Deng, Cooperative light scattering in any dimension, Physical Review A 95(3): 033832 (5 pp.), 24 March 2017. 
  29.M. Y. Niu, B. C. Sanders, F. N. C. Wong and J. H. Shapiro, Unity-efficiency parametric down-conversion via amplitude amplification, Physical Review Letters 118(12): 123601 (6 pp.), 23 March 2017. 
  30.M. Beig-Mohammadi, N. Sang-Nourpour, B. C. Sanders, B. Lavoie and R. Kheradmand, Hybrid modes tunability in metamaterial nano-waveguides, Optical Engineering 56(2): 027105 (9 pp.), 15 February 2017. 
  31.A. Khalique and B. C. Sanders, Long-distance quantum key distribution using concatenated entanglement swapping with practical resources, Optical Engineering 56(1): 016114 (8 pp.), 25 January 2017, 
  32.H. M. Alotaibi and B. C. Sanders, Enhanced nonlinear susceptibility via double-double electromagnetically induced transparency, Physical Review A 94(5): 053832 (11 pp.), 16 November 2016. 
  33.E. Zahedinejad, J. Ghosh and B. C. Sanders, Designing high-fidelity single-shot three-qubit gates: A machine-learning approach, Physical Review Applied 6(5): 054005 (18 pp.), 16 November 2016. 
  34.W. W. Zhang, S. K. Goyal, F. Gao, B. C. Sanders and C. Simon, Creating cat states in one-dimensional quantum walks using delocalized initial states, New Journal of Physics 18(9): 093025 (14 pp.), 14 September 2016. 
  35.P. Hayden, S. Nezami, G. Salton and B. C. Sanders, Spacetime replication of continuous variable quantum information, New Journal of Physics 18(8): 083043 (30 pp.), 24 August 2016. 
  36.E. Martín-Martínez and B. C. Sanders, Precise space-time positioning for entanglement harvesting, New Journal of Physics 18(4): 043031 (10 pp.), 20 April 2016. 
  37.M. Adcock, P. Høyer and B. C. Sanders, Quantum computation with coherent spin states and the close Hadamard problem, Quantum Information Processing 15(4): 1361 - 1386, 1 April 2016. 
  38.K.-P. Marzlin, A. Panwar, M. S. G. Razul and B. C. Sanders, Propagation of radiation pulses through gas-plasma mixtures, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 49(7): 075501 (13 pp.), 17 March 2016, 
  39.J. Ghosh and B. C. Sanders, Quantum simulation of macro and micro quantum phase transition from paramagnetism to frustrated magnetism with a superconducting circuit, New Journal of Physics 18(3): 033015 (8 pp.), 7 March 2016, 
  40.I. Dhand, A. Khalid, H. Lu and B. C. Sanders, Accurate and precise characterization of linear optical interferometers, Journal of Optics 18(3): 035204 (20 pp.), 29 February 2016, 
  41.X. Zhan, X. Zhang, J. Li, B. C. Sanders and P. Xue, Realization of the contextuality-nonlocality tradeoff with a qubit-qutrit photon pair, Physical Review Letters 116(9): 090401 (4 pp.), 29 February 2016. (Editors' Suggestion). 
  42.E. Bae, G. Gour, S. Lee, J. Park and B. C. Sanders, Stability theorem of depolarizing channels for the minimal output quantum Rényi entropies, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical  49(11): 115304 (13 pp.), 2 February 2016. 
  43.Y. R. Sanders, J. J. Wallman and B. C. Sanders, Bounding quantum gate error rate based on reported average fidelity, New Journal of Physics 18(1): 012002 (13 pp.), 21 December 2015. 
  44.I. Dhand, B. C. Sanders and H. de Guise, Algorithms for SU(n) boson realizations and D-functions, Journal of Mathematical Physics 56(11): 111705 (19 pp.), 12 November 2015, 
  45.A. Khalique and B. C. Sanders, Practical long-distance quantum key distribution through concatenated entanglement swapping with parametric down-conversion sources , Journal of the Optical Society of America B 32(11): 2382 - 2390, 30 October 2015. 
  46.M. Tillmann, S.-H. Tan, S. E. Stoeckl, B. C. Sanders, H. de Guise, R. Heilmann, S. Nolte, A. Szameit and P. Walther, Generalized multi-photon quantum interference, Physical Review X 5(4): 041015, 27 October 2015, 
  47.P. Xue, R. Zhang, Z. H. Bian, X. Zhan, H. Qin and B. C. Sanders, Localized state in a two-dimensional quantum walk on a disordered lattice, Physical Review A 92(4): 042316, 30 September 2015. 
  48.G. K. Brennen, P. Rohde, B. C. Sanders and S. Singh, Multiscale quantum simulation of quantum field theory using wavelets, Physical Review A 92(3): 032315 (11 pp.), 15 September 2015, 
  49.V. Gheorghiu, M. C. de Oliveira and B. C. Sanders, Nonzero classical discord, Physical Review Letters 115(3): 030403 (5 pp.), 14 July 2015, 
  50.Z. H. Bian, J. Li, H. Qin, X. Zhan, R. Zhang, B. C. Sanders and P. Xue, Realization of single-qubit positive operator-valued measurement via a one-dimensional photonic quantum walk, Physical Review Letters 114(2): 203602 (5 pp.), 22 May 2015,