An analysis of single-photon detectors in an environmentally robust gigahertz clock rate quantum key distribution system

Patrick J. Clarke, Robert J. Collins, Aongus McCarthy, Nils J. Krichel, Maria-Jose Garcia-Martinez, Michael G. Tanner, John A. O'Connor, Chandra M. Natarajan, Shigehito Miki, Masahide Sasaki, Zhen Wang, Ivan Rech, Massimo Ghioni, Angelo Gulinatti, Philip A. Hiskett, Robert H. Hadfield, Paul D. Townsend, Gerald S. Buller

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We have developed a robust, BB84, 850 nm wavelength, gigahertz clock, phase encoding quantum key distribution system. This has been analyzed using a number of single-photon detectors and tested against predictions from our theoretical model. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-1-55752-910-7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 1 May 20116 May 2011


Conference2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Abbreviated titleCLEO 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

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