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.
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(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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