The 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

In this paper 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 such as will be found in satellites and airplanes. We have demonstrated the feasibility of our design.

Original languageEnglish
Article number35
Pages (from-to)197-205
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5551
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2004
EventQuantum Communications and Quantum Imaging II - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20046 Aug 2004

Keywords

  • Quantum-key distribution
  • Turbulence

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