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Performance limits for single-photons, correlated-photons, and entangled photons for quantum key distribution over fiber optics network topologies
Author(s): Eric Donkor; Fahad Althowibi; Ryan Williams
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Paper Abstract

We present and compare the characteristic performance of single-photons, correlatedphotons, and entangled-photons for quantum key distribution over various fiber optic network topologies. The networks include the RING, BUS, and STAR. Quantum biterror rate is determined for each network as function of number of users, and transmission distance. The trade-off between number of users and transmission distance is presented. The robustness of the QKD against eavesdropping is evaluated for each architecture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9500, Quantum Information and Computation XIII, 950003 (21 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2087027
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Eric Donkor, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Fahad Althowibi, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Ryan Williams, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9500:
Quantum Information and Computation XIII
Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Michael Hayduk, Editor(s)

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