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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 11 — May. 25, 2009
  • pp: 9053–9061

Differential-phase-shift quantum key distribution experiment using fast physical random bit generator with chaotic semiconductor lasers

Toshimori Honjo, Atsushi Uchida, Kazuya Amano, Kunihito Hirano, Hiroyuki Someya, Haruka Okumura, Kazuyuki Yoshimura, Peter Davis, and Yasuhiro Tokura  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 11, pp. 9053-9061 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.009053


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Abstract

A high speed physical random bit generator is applied for the first time to a gigahertz clocked quantum key distribution system. Random phase-modulation in a differential-phase-shift quantum key distribution (DPS-QKD) system is performed using a 1-Gbps random bit signal which is generated by a physical random bit generator with chaotic semiconductor lasers. Stable operation is demonstrated for over one hour, and sifted keys are successfully generated at a rate of 9.0 kbps with a quantum bit error rate of 3.2% after 25-km fiber transmission.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 9, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 1, 2009
Published: May 14, 2009

Citation
Toshimori Honjo, Atsushi Uchida, Kazuya Amano, Kunihito Hirano, Hiroyuki Someya, Haruka Okumura, Kazuyuki Yoshimura, Peter Davis, and Yasuhiro Tokura, "Differential-phase-shift quantum key distribution experiment using fast physical random bit generator with chaotic semiconductor lasers," Opt. Express 17, 9053-9061 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-11-9053


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