Quantum optics experiments using the International Space Station: a proposal

Author(s): T. Scheidl, E. Wille, R. Ursin

Journal: New Journal of Physics

Volume: 15

Page(s): 043008

Year: 2013

DOI Number: 10.1088/1367-2630/15/4/043008

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We propose performing quantum optics experiments in a ground-to-space scenario using the International Space Station, which is equipped with a glass viewing window and a photographer's lens mounted on a motorized camera pod. A dedicated small add-on module with single-photon detection, time-tagging and classical communication capabilities would enable us to perform the first-ever quantum optics experiments in space. We present preliminary design concepts for the ground and flight segments and study the feasibility of the intended mission scenario.

Note: http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.2111

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