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QEYSSAT: a mission proposal for a quantum receiver in space
Author(s): T. Jennewein; J. P. Bourgoin; B. Higgins; C. Holloway; E. Meyer-Scott; C. Erven; B. Heim; Z. Yan; H. Hübel; G. Weihs; E. Choi; I. D'Souza; D. Hudson; R. Laflamme
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Paper Abstract

Satellites offer the means to extend quantum communication and quantum key distribution towards global distances. We will outline the proposed QEYSSat mission proposal, which involves a quantum receiver onboard a satellite that measures quantum signals sent up from the ground. We present recent studies on the expected performance for quantum links from ground to space. Further studies include the demonstration of high-loss quantum transmission, and analyzing the effects of a fluctuating optical link on quantum signals and how these fluctuations can actually be exploited to improve the link performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8997, Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication VII, 89970A (19 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2041693
Show Author Affiliations
T. Jennewein, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
J. P. Bourgoin, COM DEV Canada (Canada)
B. Higgins, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
C. Holloway, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
E. Meyer-Scott, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
C. Erven, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
B. Heim, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Germany)
Z. Yan, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
H. Hübel, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Stockholm Univ. (Sweden)
G. Weihs, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Innsbruck Univ. (Austria)
E. Choi, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
I. D'Souza, COM DEV Canada (Canada)
D. Hudson, COM DEV Canada (Canada)
R. Laflamme, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8997:
Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication VII
Zameer U. Hasan; Philip R. Hemmer; Hwang Lee; Charles M. Santori, Editor(s)

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