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Quantum Information and Measurement
Berlin Germany
March 19-21, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-939-8
Quantum Communication III (QW2A)

Polarization-Stable Long-Distance Interference of Independent Photons for Quantum Communications

Thiago Ferreira da Silva, Douglas Vitoreti, Guilherme B. Xavier, Guilherme P. Temporão, and Jean Pierre von der Weid  »View Author Affiliations


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Interference between fully-independent faint laser sources over two 8.5-km full polarization-controlled fiber links was performed, with stable visibility of 47.8%, an essential step towards practical implementation of quantum communication protocols.

© 2012 OSA

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(060.5565) Fiber optics and optical communications : Quantum communications

T. Ferreira da Silva, D. Vitoreti, G. B. Xavier, G. P. Temporão, and J. P. von der Weid, "Polarization-Stable Long-Distance Interference of Independent Photons for Quantum Communications," in Research in Optical Sciences, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper QW2A.4.

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