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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6457–6464

Photon nonlinear mixing in subcarrier multiplexed quantum key distribution systems

José Capmany  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6457-6464 (2009)

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We provide, for the first time to our knowledge, an analysis of the influence of nonlinear photon mixing on the end to end quantum bit error rate (QBER) performance of subcarrier multiplexed quantum key distribution systems. The results show that negligible impact is to be expected for modulation indexes in the range of 2%.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(040.5570) Detectors : Quantum detectors
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 2009
Published: April 2, 2009

José Capmany, "Photon nonlinear mixing in subcarrier multiplexed quantum key distribution systems," Opt. Express 17, 6457-6464 (2009)

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