Influence of satellite motion onpolarization qubits in a Space-Earthquantum communication link

Author(s): C. Bonato, M. Aspelmeyer, T. Jennewein, C. Pernechele, P. Villoresi, A. Zeilinger

Journal: Optics Express

Volume: 14

Page(s): 10050-10059

Year: 2006

DOI Number: 10.1364/OE.14.010050

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Abstract:

In a Space quantum-cryptography experiment a satellite

pointing system is needed to send single photons emitted by the source on

the satellite to the polarization analysis apparatus on Earth. In this paper a

simulation is presented regarding how the satellite pointing systems affect

the polarization state of the single photons, to help designing a proper

compensation system.

Note: http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.1871

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