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High-repetition rate quantum key distribution
Author(s): J. C. Bienfang; A. Restelli; D. Rogers; A. Mink; B. J. Hershman; A. Nakassis; X. Tang; L. Ma; H. Xu; D. H. Su; Charles W. Clark; Carl J. Williams
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Paper Abstract

The desire for quantum-generated cryptographic key for broadband encryption services has motivated the development of high-transmission-rate single-photon quantum key distribution (QKD) systems. The maximum operational transmission rate of a QKD system is ultimately limited by the timing resolution of the single-photon detectors and recent advances have enabled the demonstration of QKD systems operating at transmission rates well in to the GHz regime. We have demonstrated quantum generated one-time-pad encryption of a streaming video signal with high transmission rate QKD systems in both free-space and fiber. We present an overview of our high-speed QKD architecture that allows continuous operation of the QKD link, including error correction and privacy amplification, and increases the key-production rate by maximizing the transmission rate and minimizing the temporal gating on the single-photon channel. We also address count-rate concerns that arise at transmission rates that are orders of magnitude higher than the maximum count rate of the single-photon detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6780, Quantum Communications Realized, 67800C (10 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.734443
Show Author Affiliations
J. C. Bienfang, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
A. Restelli, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
D. Rogers, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
A. Mink, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
B. J. Hershman, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
A. Nakassis, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
X. Tang, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
L. Ma, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
H. Xu, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
D. H. Su, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Charles W. Clark, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Carl J. Williams, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6780:
Quantum Communications Realized
Yasuhiko Arakawa; Masahide Sasaki; Hideyuki Sotobayashi, Editor(s)

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