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Polarization-entangled light for quantum key distribution: how frequency spectrum and energy affect detection statistics
Author(s): John M. Myers
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Paper Abstract

Light pulses used in quantum key distribution (QKD) designed for polarization entanglement also exhibit frequency entanglement. Although absent from the simplified models that initiated QKD, the degree of frequency entanglement of polarization-entangled light pulses is shown to affect the amount of key that can be distilled from raw light signals. In one example, extreme frequency entanglement generates 4/3 of the amount of distilled key as does no frequency entanglement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2005
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5815, Quantum Information and Computation III, (25 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603473
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John M. Myers, Harvard Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5815:
Quantum Information and Computation III
Eric J. Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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