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Space-to-ground quantum communication using an optical ground station: a feasibility study
Author(s): Paolo Villoresi; Fabrizio Tamburini; Markus Aspelmeyer; Thomas Jennewein; Rupert Ursin; Claudio Pernechele; Giuseppe Bianco; Anton Zeilinger; Cesare Barbieri
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Paper Abstract

We have tested the experimental prerequisites for a Space-to-Ground quantum communication link between satellites and an optical ground station. The feasibility of our ideas is being tested using the facilities of the ASI Matera Laser Ranging Observatory (MLRO) and existing geodetic satellites such as Lageos 1 and 2. Specific emphasis is put on the necessary technological modifications of the existing infrastructure to achieve single photon reception from an orbiting satellite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5551, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging II, (19 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.564296
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Paolo Villoresi, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
Fabrizio Tamburini, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
Markus Aspelmeyer, Univ. Wien (Austria)
Thomas Jennewein, Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenshaften (Austria)
Rupert Ursin, Univ. Wien (Austria)
Claudio Pernechele, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy)
Giuseppe Bianco, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
Anton Zeilinger, Univ. Wien (Austria)
Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenshaften (Austria)
Cesare Barbieri, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5551:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging II
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih, Editor(s)

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