OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2006
  • pp: 8764–8771

Transmission medium and full fiber-optic setup for quantum key distribution applications

Stavros I. Tsakiris and Nikolaos K. Uzunoglu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 34, pp. 8764-8771 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.008764


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1112 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A fiber-optic-based coupled waveguide transmission medium is proposed to distribute secret keys in a single-photon polarization-based quantum cryptography setup. Polarization maintenance properties and coupling phenomena of the transmission medium are exploited to achieve accuracy and security of the transferred key. Elliptic fibers and fiber couplers are used to prepare the transmitted photons at the sender as well as analyze them at the receiver. The uniqueness of the setup stands on the exclusive use of fiber-optic components, enabling its construction on a single fiber line.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2006

Citation
Stavros I. Tsakiris and Nikolaos K. Uzunoglu, "Transmission medium and full fiber-optic setup for quantum key distribution applications," Appl. Opt. 45, 8764-8771 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-34-8764

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited