Effect of turbulence on a quantum-key distribution scheme based on transformation from the polarization to the time domain: Laboratory experiment

Motti Gabay, Shlomi Arnon

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Abstract

We analyze the turbulence affects on a quantum-key distribution (QKD) system and demonstrate them experimentally. We demonstrate a QKD scheme, in which we transform polarization states to time slots. This transformation to the time domain eliminates the need for numerous detectors or moving parts, and simplifies the system architecture by achieving a compact, lightweight, and reliable system. These attributes are broadly recognized as being important features of future mobile quantum communication applications that will be found in satellites and airplanes. We demonstrate the feasibility of our design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalOptical Engineering
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2005

Keywords

  • Quantum-key distribution
  • Turbulence

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