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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 21 — Oct. 16, 2006
  • pp: 10050–10059

Influence of satellite motion on polarization qubits in a Space-Earth quantum communication link

Cristian Bonato, Markus Aspelmeyer, Thomas Jennewein, Claudio Pernechele, Paolo Villoresi, and Anton Zeilinger  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 21, pp. 10050-10059 (2006)

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In a Space quantum-cryptography experiment a satellite pointing system is needed to send single photons emitted by the source on the satellite to the polarization analysis apparatus on Earth. In this paper a simulation is presented regarding how the satellite pointing systems affect the polarization state of the single photons, to help designing a proper compensation system.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: May 31, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 14, 2006
Published: October 16, 2006

Cristian Bonato, Markus Aspelmeyer, Thomas Jennewein, Claudio Pernechele, Paolo Villoresi, and Anton Zeilinger, "Influence of satellite motion on polarization qubits in a Space-Earth quantum communication link," Opt. Express 14, 10050-10059 (2006)

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