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Preliminary results on numerical characterization of atmospheric effects on an Earth-space quantum channel
Author(s): N. Antonietti; M. Mondin; G. Brida; M. Genovese
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Paper Abstract

Quantum communication in free space is the next challenge of telecommunications. Since we want to determine the outcome of quantum communication by means of single photons, we must understand how a single photon interacts with the atmosphere. In this brief article, some simulation results for realistic and generic atmospheric conditions are reported, a related experiment is considered and its results are described and discussed. Furthermore, the setup of a future experiment, currently under preparation, is described and analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6305, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging IV, 630517 (7 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.696397
Show Author Affiliations
N. Antonietti, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
M. Mondin, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
G. Brida, INRIM (Italy)
M. Genovese, INRIM (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6305:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging IV
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih; Keith S. Deacon, Editor(s)

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