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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 13616–13624

Modified E91 protocol demonstration with hybrid entanglement photon source

Mikio Fujiwara, Ken-ichiro Yoshino, Yoshihiro Nambu, Taro Yamashita, Shigehito Miki, Hirotaka Terai, Zhen Wang, Morio Toyoshima, Akihisa Tomita, and Masahide Sasaki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 13616-13624 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.013616


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Abstract

We report on an experimental demonstration of the modified Ekert 91 protocol of quantum key distribution using a hybrid entanglement source with two different degrees of freedoms, a 1550 nm time-bin qubit and 810 nm polarization qubit. The violation of the Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt inequality could be demonstrated for the entanglement between the polarization qubit in free space and the time-bin qubit through 20 km fiber transmission. The secure key rate in our system is estimated 70-150 bps.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5565) Fiber optics and optical communications : Quantum communications
(270.5568) Quantum optics : Quantum cryptography

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 9, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2014
Published: May 29, 2014

Citation
Mikio Fujiwara, Ken-ichiro Yoshino, Yoshihiro Nambu, Taro Yamashita, Shigehito Miki, Hirotaka Terai, Zhen Wang, Morio Toyoshima, Akihisa Tomita, and Masahide Sasaki, "Modified E91 protocol demonstration with hybrid entanglement photon source," Opt. Express 22, 13616-13624 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-11-13616


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