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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 12 — Jun. 11, 2007
  • pp: 7853–7862

High-fidelity transmission of polarization encoded qubits from an entangled source over 100 km of fiber

Hannes Hübel, Michael R. Vanner, Thomas Lederer, Bibiane Blauensteiner, Thomas Lorünser, Andreas Poppe, and Anton Zeilinger  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 7853-7862 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.007853


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Abstract

We demonstrate non-degenerate down-conversion at 810 and 1550 nm for long-distance fiber based quantum communication using polarization entangled photon pairs. Measurements of the two-photon visibility, without dark count subtraction, have shown that the quantum correlations (raw visibility 89%) allow secure quantum cryptography after 100 km of non-zero dispersion shifted fiber using commercially available single photon detectors. In addition, quantum state tomography has revealed little degradation of state negativity, decreasing from 0.99 at the source to 0.93 after 100 km, indicating minimal loss in fidelity during the transmission.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2007
Published: June 8, 2007

Citation
Hannes Hübel, Michael R. Vanner, Thomas Lederer, Bibiane Blauensteiner, Thomas Lorünser, Andreas Poppe, and Anton Zeilinger, "High-fidelity transmission of polarization encoded qubits from an entangled source over 100 km of fiber," Opt. Express 15, 7853-7862 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-12-7853


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