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International Conference on Quantum Information
Boston, Massachusetts United States
July 13-16, 2008
Joint Poster Session (JMB)

BB84 Quantun Key Distribution without a Shared Reference Frame

C. E. Souza, C. V. Borges, A. Z. Khoury, J. A. Huguenin, L. Aolita, and S. P. Walborn


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We report a simple quantum key distribution experiment in which a shared reference frame is not necessary. Logical qubits are encoded into non-separable states of polarization and first-order transverse spatial modes of the same photon.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5568) Quantum optics : Quantum cryptography
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

C. E. Souza, C. V. Borges, A. Z. Khoury, J. A. Huguenin, L. Aolita, and S. P. Walborn, "BB84 Quantun Key Distribution without a Shared Reference Frame," in International Conference on Quantum Information, (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JMB56.

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