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Software-defined network abstractions and configuration interfaces for building programmable quantum networks
Author(s): Venkat R. Dasari; Ronald J. Sadlier; Billy E. Geerhart III; Nikolai A. Snow; Brian P. Williams; Travis S. Humble
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Paper Abstract

Well-defined and stable quantum networks are essential to realize functional quantum communication applications. Quantum networks are complex and must use both quantum and classical channels to support quantum applications like QKD, teleportation, and superdense coding. In particular, the no-cloning theorem prevents the reliable copying of quantum signals such that the quantum and classical channels must be highly coordinated using robust and extensible methods. In this paper, we describe new network abstractions and interfaces for building programmable quantum networks. Our approach leverages new OpenFlow data structures and table type patterns to build programmable quantum networks and to support quantum applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10212, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques XI, 102120U (5 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263191
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Venkat R. Dasari, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Ronald J. Sadlier, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Billy E. Geerhart III, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Nikolai A. Snow, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Brian P. Williams, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Travis S. Humble, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10212:
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques XI
Mark A. Itzler; Joe C. Campbell, Editor(s)

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