30 December 2016 Fast polarization QKD scheme based on LiNbO3 phase modulators
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Proceedings Volume 10224, International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Electronics 2016; 102242W (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2266517
Event: The International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Electronics 2016, 2016, Zvenigorod, Russian Federation
Abstract
An optical scheme for polarization encoding BB84 protocol is described. Fiber electro-optical LiNbO3 phase modulators based on Pockels cells provide both polarization states generation for Alice and basis choosing for Bob at high frequency, requiring low operation voltages (Vπ < 5V). Proposed scheme uses only one laser source, which guarantee the indistinguishability of the pulses and active basis choosing allows the system to have two single photon detectors in contrast to the four in the standard polarization encoding schemes. Two phase modulators compensate each others’ polarization mode dispersion, caused by the natural birefringence of the lithium niobate crystal. The system consists of standard components and has simple configuration. The principle of operation is experimentally demonstrated.
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A. Duplinskiy, V. Ustimchik, A. Kanapin, Y. Kurochkin, "Fast polarization QKD scheme based on LiNbO3 phase modulators", Proc. SPIE 10224, International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Electronics 2016, 102242W (30 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2266517; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2266517
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