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Experimantal studies of quantum cryptography in optical fiber communication systems
Author(s): Nicolas Gisin
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Paper Abstract

Quantum mechanics is well known for being counter-intuitive or even bizarre. Now, it can also be useful for practical applications. Quantum cryptography could be the first application of quantum mechanics at the individual quanta level. It takes advantage ofthe Heisenberg uncertainties to provide an absolutely secure communication scheme.

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Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354777
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Nicolas Gisin, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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