Owing to a reduced solar background and low propagation losses in the atmosphere, the 2- to 2.5-mu m waveband is a promising candidate for daylight quantum communication. This spectral region also offers low losses and low dispersion in hollow-core fibers and in silicon waveguides. We demonstrate near-maximally entangled photon pairs at 2.1 mu m that could support device-independent quantum key distribution (DIQKD), assuming sufficiently high channel efficiencies. The state corresponds to a positive secure-key rate (0.254 bits/pair, with a quantum bit error rate of 3.8%) based on measurements in a laboratory setting with minimal channel loss and transmission distance. This is promising for the future implementation of DIQKD at 2.1 mu m.

Near-Maximal Two-Photon Entanglement for Optical Quantum Communication at 2.1 mu m

Clerici M
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2021-01-01

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Owing to a reduced solar background and low propagation losses in the atmosphere, the 2- to 2.5-mu m waveband is a promising candidate for daylight quantum communication. This spectral region also offers low losses and low dispersion in hollow-core fibers and in silicon waveguides. We demonstrate near-maximally entangled photon pairs at 2.1 mu m that could support device-independent quantum key distribution (DIQKD), assuming sufficiently high channel efficiencies. The state corresponds to a positive secure-key rate (0.254 bits/pair, with a quantum bit error rate of 3.8%) based on measurements in a laboratory setting with minimal channel loss and transmission distance. This is promising for the future implementation of DIQKD at 2.1 mu m.
2021
Dada, Ac; Gawith, C; Lavery, M; Hadfield, Rh; Faccio, D; Clerici, M; Kaniewski, K
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