30 August 2010 Towards high-rate quantum key distribution using quantum frames
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We experimentally investigate a highly integrated, polarization qubit based quantum key distribution system over a real-world, 12.4 km fiber link. Our system implements quantum frames, i.e. alternating sequences of high intensity optical pulses (classical data) and faint ones (qubits or quantum data). The classical data enables compensation of time-varying birefringence in the fiber link, and will facilitate synchronization, time tagging, and allow extending point-to-point quantum key distribution systems to networks. Our system can be clocked at 980 MHz, and has demonstrated good stability over 37 hours operation. We also discuss high rate error correction using a low-density parity-check code.
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Xiaofan Mo, Xiaofan Mo, Itzel Lucio Martinez, Itzel Lucio Martinez, Philip Chan, Philip Chan, Steve Hosier, Steve Hosier, Wolfgang Tittel, Wolfgang Tittel, } "Towards high-rate quantum key distribution using quantum frames", Proc. SPIE 7815, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging VIII, 78150O (30 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.860713; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.860713
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