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Optical Engineering

Effect of turbulence on a quantum-key distribution scheme based on transformation from the polarization to the time domain: laboratory experiment
Author(s): Motti Gabay; Shlomi Arnon
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Paper Abstract

We analyze the turbulence affects on a quantum-key distribution (QKD) system and demonstrate them experimentally. We demonstrate a QKD scheme, in which we transform polarization states to time slots. This transformation to the time domain eliminates the need for numerous detectors or moving parts, and simplifies the system architecture by achieving a compact, lightweight, and reliable system. These attributes are broadly recognized as being important features of future mobile quantum communication applications that will be found in satellites and airplanes. We demonstrate the feasibility of our design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 44(4) 045002 doi: 10.1117/1.1887665
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 44, Issue 4
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Motti Gabay, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Shlomi Arnon, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)

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