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The effect of turbulence on a quantum-key distribution scheme based on transformation from the polarization to the time domain: laboratory experiment
Author(s): Motti Gabay; Shlomi Arnon
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we analyze the turbulence affects on a quantum-key distribution (QKD system and demonstrate them experimentally. We demonstrate a QKD scheme, in which we transform polarization states to time slots. This transformation to the time domain eliminates the need for numerous detectors or moving parts, and simplifies the system architecture by achieving a compact, lightweight and reliable system. These attributes are broadly recognized as being important features of future mobile quantum communication applications such as will be found in satellites and airplanes. We have demonstrated the feasibility of our design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5551, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging II, (19 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.560764
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Motti Gabay, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Shlomi Arnon, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5551:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging II
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih, Editor(s)

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