13 October 2011 Performance of the SwissQuantum network over 21 months
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In this paper, we present the architecture and results of the SwissQuantum quantum key distribution (QKD) network. This three nodes triangular quantum network was running from March 2009 to January 2011 in the Geneva metropolitan area. The three trusted nodes were located at the University of Geneva (Unige), the CERN and the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland in Geneva (hepia Geneva). This quantum network was deployed to prove reliability of QKD in telecommunication network over a long period. To facilitate integration of QKD in telecommunication network, this quantum network was composed of three layers: a quantum layer, a key management layer, and an application layer. The keys are distributed in the first layer; they are handled in the second layer; and they are used in the third layer.
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Damien Stucki, Damien Stucki, Matthieu Legré, Matthieu Legré, Laurent Monat, Laurent Monat, Samuel Robyr, Samuel Robyr, Patrick Trinkler, Patrick Trinkler, Grégoire Ribordy, Grégoire Ribordy, Rob Thew, Rob Thew, Nino Walenta, Nino Walenta, Nicolas Gisin, Nicolas Gisin, François Buntschu, François Buntschu, Didier Perroud, Didier Perroud, Gerald Litzistorf, Gerald Litzistorf, Jose Tavares, Jose Tavares, Stefano Ventura, Stefano Ventura, Pascal Junod, Pascal Junod, Raphael Voirol, Raphael Voirol, Patrick Monbaron, Patrick Monbaron, } "Performance of the SwissQuantum network over 21 months", Proc. SPIE 8189, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting VII; Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VIII; and Quantum-Physics-based Information Security, 81891D (13 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898474; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.898474
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