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High-fidelity entangled-photon link for quantum key distribution testbed
Author(s): Giovanni Di Giuseppe; Alexander V. Sergienko; Bahaa E. A. Saleh; Malvin C. Teich
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Paper Abstract

We report on the construction of polarization-entangled photon sources for quantum key distribution (QKD) testbed using nonlinear optical process of spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC) pumped by a 266-nm and 351-nm continuous wave (cw) and a 415-nm femtosecond-pulsed laser sources. The efficient coupling of down-converted photons at 702 nm and 830 nm into optical single-mode fiber has enabled us to increase the rate of entangled-photon pairs available for transmission over communication channels with a high degree of polarization entanglement. The detection and characterization of the entangled-photon-state properties has been performed using commercially available Silicon avalanche photodiodes (APD) as well as using a novel photon-number-resolving cryogenic photodetector, which has been developed by our colleagues at the Boulder Division of NIST and brought to BU for tests with elements of the future DARPA Quantum Network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5105, Quantum Information and Computation, (4 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.488519
Show Author Affiliations
Giovanni Di Giuseppe, Boston Univ. (United States)
Alexander V. Sergienko, Boston Univ. (United States)
Bahaa E. A. Saleh, Boston Univ. (United States)
Malvin C. Teich, Boston Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5105:
Quantum Information and Computation
Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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