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Performance of the SwissQuantum network over 21 months
Author(s): Damien Stucki; Matthieu Legré; Laurent Monat; Samuel Robyr; Patrick Trinkler; Grégoire Ribordy; Rob Thew; Nino Walenta; Nicolas Gisin; François Buntschu; Didier Perroud; Gerald Litzistorf; Jose Tavares; Stefano Ventura; Pascal Junod; Raphael Voirol; Patrick Monbaron
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present the architecture and results of the SwissQuantum quantum key distribution (QKD) network. This three nodes triangular quantum network was running from March 2009 to January 2011 in the Geneva metropolitan area. The three trusted nodes were located at the University of Geneva (Unige), the CERN and the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland in Geneva (hepia Geneva). This quantum network was deployed to prove reliability of QKD in telecommunication network over a long period. To facilitate integration of QKD in telecommunication network, this quantum network was composed of three layers: a quantum layer, a key management layer, and an application layer. The keys are distributed in the first layer; they are handled in the second layer; and they are used in the third layer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8189, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting VII; Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VIII; and Quantum-Physics-based Information Security, 81891D (13 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898474
Show Author Affiliations
Damien Stucki, ID Quantique SA (Switzerland)
Matthieu Legré, ID Quantique SA (Switzerland)
Laurent Monat, ID Quantique SA (Switzerland)
Samuel Robyr, ID Quantique SA (Switzerland)
Patrick Trinkler, ID Quantique SA (Switzerland)
Grégoire Ribordy, ID Quantique SA (Switzerland)
Rob Thew, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
Nino Walenta, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
Nicolas Gisin, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
François Buntschu, Univ. of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Switzerland)
Didier Perroud, Univ. of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Switzerland)
Gerald Litzistorf, Univ. of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Switzerland)
Jose Tavares, Univ. of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Switzerland)
Stefano Ventura, Univ. of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Switzerland)
Pascal Junod, Univ. of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Switzerland)
Raphael Voirol, Univ. of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Switzerland)
Patrick Monbaron, Univ. of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8189:
Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting VII; Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VIII; and Quantum-Physics-based Information Security
Roberto Zamboni; Mark T. Gruneisen; Colin Lewis; Miloslav Dusek; Douglas Burgess; François Kajzar; Attila A. Szep; John G. Rarity, Editor(s)

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