We characterized fiber scattering effects for Quantum Key Distribution system. Raman and Rayleigh scattering could be a limiting factor in system performance and should be considered in a QKD system design.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors
D. Subacius, A. Zavriyev, and A. Trifonov, "Fiber scattering limitations for Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) system," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper ITuI29.