Tunable electro-optic polarization modulator for quantum key distribution applications

Nikita Y. Gordeev, Karen J. Gordon, Gerald S. Buller

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Abstract

A tunable polarization retarder based on a bulk buried heterostructure semiconductor waveguide has been demonstrated for the specific application of quantum key distribution. Simplicity of construction, low drive voltage, wide spectral range of operation and potentially high frequency response make it ideal for polarization modulation at the transmitter (Alice) and receiver (Bob) in at least two quantum key distribution protocols. The modulator performance was analyzed in a test quantum key distribution system. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-210
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Volume234
Issue number1-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2004

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polarization modulation
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frequency response
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waveguides
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Keywords

  • Optoelectronic device
  • Polarization modulator
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum key distribution

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Gordeev, Nikita Y. ; Gordon, Karen J. ; Buller, Gerald S. / Tunable electro-optic polarization modulator for quantum key distribution applications. In: Optics Communications. 2004 ; Vol. 234, No. 1-6. pp. 203-210.
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Tunable electro-optic polarization modulator for quantum key distribution applications. / Gordeev, Nikita Y.; Gordon, Karen J.; Buller, Gerald S.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 234, No. 1-6, 15.04.2004, p. 203-210.

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