Quantum key distribution offers a unique opportunity in securing next-generation optical networks. Recent advances in the integration of QKD within conventional DWDM network environments will be presented along with guidelines for practical system engineering.
© 2008 The Optical Society
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.5565) Fiber optics and optical communications : Quantum communications
P. Toliver, T. E. Chapuran, R. J. Runser, N. A. Peters, M. S. Goodman, J. Jackel, S. McNown, R. J. Hughes, C. G. Peterson, K. McCabe, J. E. Nordholt, K. Tyagi, D. Rosenberg, and N. Dallman, "Quantum Key Distribution and Optical Networking," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FWM3.