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Intersatellite quantum communication feasibility study
Author(s): Andrea Tomaello; Alberto Dall'Arche; Giampiero Naletto; Paolo Villoresi
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Paper Abstract

The shift in the Communication paradigm from the bit to the qubit is increasingly exploited in terrestrial long range links and networks, with strong potentials in secure communications, quantum computing and metrology. The space-to-ground quantum key distribution was also considered as feasible. A new different scenario for the quantum communications is that of the intersatellite link. In this study we focus on the extension of intersatellite communications into the quantum domain. The long distances involved and the fast relative motion are severe constraints, partially compensated by the absence of beam degradation due to the propagation in the atmosphere as well as the relatively low background noise level. We address the conception of the optical terminal and the predicted performances in the case of constellations of LEO and MEO satellite including the quantum communications and quantum teleportation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8163, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging IX, 816309 (9 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893440
Show Author Affiliations
Andrea Tomaello, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
Alberto Dall'Arche, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
Giampiero Naletto, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
Paolo Villoresi, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8163:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging IX
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih; Keith S. Deacon, Editor(s)

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