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Review of representative free-space quantum communications experiments
Author(s): Arnold Tunick; Tyrnita Moore; Keith Deacon; Ronald Meyers
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Paper Abstract

Worldwide free-space quantum communications (QC) experiments over the past decade are reviewed and discussed with attention to technological QC trends. Experiments reported in the open literature have included those conducted along horizontal propagation paths of varying distances, as well as communication paths from ground-to-aircraft, ground-to-space, and demonstrations in the laboratory. Available data characterize propagation distances, transmission speeds, quantum key distribution (QKD) protocols, and quantum bit error rates (QBER). While fiber optic implementations of quantum communications technologies are currently being tested for communications infrastructure it is important to also consider that free-space quantum communications will play an important role in securing such applications as earth-to-satellite, end of line connects, and defense implementations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7815, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging VIII, 781512 (30 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864271
Show Author Affiliations
Arnold Tunick, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Tyrnita Moore, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Keith Deacon, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Ronald Meyers, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7815:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging VIII
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih; Keith S. Deacon, Editor(s)

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