Airborne demonstration of a quantum key distribution receiver payload

Christopher J. Pugh*, Sarah Kaiser, Jean Philippe Bourgoin, Jeongwan Jin, Nigar Sultana, Sascha Agne, Elena Anisimova, Vadim Makarov, Eric Choi, Brendon L. Higgins, Thomas Jennewein

*Corresponding author for this work

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We demonstrate the viability of components of a quantum receiver satellite payload by successfully performing quantum key distribution in an uplink configuration to an airplane. Each component has a clear path to flight for future satellite integration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO_AT 2017
Subtitle of host publicationCLEO: Applications and Technology 2017
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781943580279
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2017 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 14 May 201719 May 2017


ConferenceCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose


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