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Software-defined quantum communication systems
Author(s): Travis S. Humble; Ronald J. Sadlier
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Paper Abstract

We show how to extend the paradigm of software-de ned communication to include quantum communication systems. We introduce the decomposition of a quantum communication terminal into layers separating the concerns of the hardware, software, and middleware. We provide detailed descriptions of how each component operates and we include results of an implementation of the super-dense coding protocol. We argue that the versatility of software-de ned quantum communication test beds can be useful for exploring new regimes in communication and rapidly prototyping new systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8875, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XI, 88750R (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2025165
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Travis S. Humble, Oak Ridge National Lab (United States)
Ronald J. Sadlier, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Univ. of Rhode Island (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8875:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XI
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih; Keith S. Deacon, Editor(s)

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