Long-Distance Quantum Communication with Entangled Photons using Satellites

Author(s): M. Aspelmeyer, T. Jennewein, M. Pfennigbauer, W. Leeb, A. Zeilinger

Journal: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics

Volume: 9

Page(s): 1541-1551

Year: 2003

DOI Number: 10.1109/JSTQE.2003.820918

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The use of satellites to distribute entangled photon pairs (and single photons) provides a unique solution for long-distance quantum communication networks. This overcomes the principle limitations of Earth-bound technology, i.e., the range of the order of 100 km afforded by both optical fiber and by terrestrial free-space links.

Note: special issue on "Quantum Internet Technologies"; quant-ph/0305105

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