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The application of microwave photonic detection in quantum communication
Author(s): Wenting Diao; Yongyong Zhuang; Xuerui Song; Liujun Wang; Chongdi Duan
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Paper Abstract

Quantum communication has attracted much attention in recent years, provides an ultimate level of security, and uniquely it is one of the most likely practical quantum technologies at present. In order to realize global coverage of quantum communication networks, not only need the help of satellite to realize wide area quantum communication, need implementation of optical fiber system to realize city to city quantum communication, but also, it is necessary to implement end-to-end quantum communications intercity and wireless quantum communications that can be received by handheld devices. Because of the limitation of application of light in buildings, it needs quantum communication with microwave band to achieve quantum reception of wireless handheld devices. The single microwave photon energy is very low, it is difficult to directly detect, which become a difficulty in microwave quantum detection. This paper summarizes the mode of single microwave photon detection methods and the possibility of application in microwave quantum communication, and promotes the development of quantum communication in microwave band and quantum radar.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2018
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10710, Young Scientists Forum 2017, 107100E (5 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2316404
Show Author Affiliations
Wenting Diao, China Academy of Space Technology (China)
Yongyong Zhuang, Xi’an Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Xuerui Song, China Academy of Space Technology (China)
Liujun Wang, China Academy of Space Technology (China)
Chongdi Duan, China Academy of Space Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10710:
Young Scientists Forum 2017
Songlin Zhuang; Junhao Chu; Jian-Wei Pan, Editor(s)

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