100 MHz amplitude and polarization modulated optical source for free-space quantum communications at 850 nm

M. Jofre*, A. Gardelein, G. Anzolin, G. Molina-Terriza, J. P. Torres, M. W. Mitchell, V. Pruneri

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Abstract

We report on an 100 MHz repetition rate integrated photonic transmitter at 850 nm with arbitrary amplitude and polarization modulation. The source is suitable for free-space quantum communication links, in particular for quantum key distribution applications. The whole transmitter, with the optical and electronic components integrated, has reduced size and power consumption. In addition, the optoelectronic components forming the transmitter can be space-qualified, making it suitable for satellite and future space missions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPersonal Satellite Services - Second International ICST Confernce, PSATS 2010, Revised Selected Papers
Place of PublicationBerlin ; New York
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages297-304
Number of pages8
Volume43 LNICST
ISBN (Print)3642136176, 9783642136177
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services, PSATS 2010 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 Feb 20105 Feb 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Volume43 LNICST
ISSN (Print)18678211

Other

Other2nd International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services, PSATS 2010
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period4/02/105/02/10

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Keywords

  • Faint pulse source
  • Free-space optical communications
  • Quantum communications
  • Quantum cryptography

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Jofre, M., Gardelein, A., Anzolin, G., Molina-Terriza, G., Torres, J. P., Mitchell, M. W., & Pruneri, V. (2010). 100 MHz amplitude and polarization modulated optical source for free-space quantum communications at 850 nm. In Personal Satellite Services - Second International ICST Confernce, PSATS 2010, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 43 LNICST, pp. 297-304). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 43 LNICST). Berlin ; New York: Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13618-4_22