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Deploying quantum light sources on nanosatellites II: lessons and perspectives on CubeSat spacecraft
Author(s): R. Bedington; E. Truong-Cao; Y. C. Tan; C. Cheng; K. Durak; J. Grieve; J. Larsen; D. Oi; A. Ling
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Paper Abstract

To enable space-based quantum key distribution proposals the Centre for Quantum Technologies is developing a source of entangled photons ruggedized to survive deployment in space and greatly miniaturised so that it conforms to the strict form factor and power requirements of a 1U CubeSat. The Small Photon Entangling Quantum System is an integrated instrument where the pump, photon pair source and detectors are combined within a single optical tray and electronics package that is no larger than 10 cm x 10 cm x 3 cm. This footprint enables the instrument to be placed onboard nanosatellites or the CubeLab structure aboard the International Space Station. We will discuss the challenges and future prospects of CubeSat-based missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9648, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XII; and Quantum Information Science and Technology, 964811 (22 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2199037
Show Author Affiliations
R. Bedington, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
E. Truong-Cao, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Y. C. Tan, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
C. Cheng, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
K. Durak, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
J. Grieve, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
J. Larsen, Aalborg Univ. (Denmark)
D. Oi, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
A. Ling, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9648:
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XII; and Quantum Information Science and Technology
David A. Huckridge; Mark T. Gruneisen; Miloslav Dusek; Reinhard Ebert; John G. Rarity, Editor(s)

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