OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 5078–5081

Quantum key distribution over a 72  dB channel loss using ultralow dark count superconducting single-photon detectors

Hiroyuki Shibata, Toshimori Honjo, and Kaoru Shimizu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 17, pp. 5078-5081 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.005078


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (359 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report the first quantum key distribution (QKD) experiment over a 72 dB channel loss using superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SSPD, SNSPD) with the dark count rate (DCR) of 0.01 cps. The DCR of the SSPD, which is dominated by the blackbody radiation at room temperature, is blocked by introducing cold optical bandpass filter. We employ the differential phase shift QKD (DPS-QKD) scheme with a 1 GHz system clock rate. The quantum bit error rate (QBER) below 3% is achieved when the length of the dispersion shifted fiber (DSF) is 336 km (72 dB loss), which is low enough to generate secure keys.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5570) Detectors : Quantum detectors
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors
(270.5568) Quantum optics : Quantum cryptography

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2014
Published: August 20, 2014

Citation
Hiroyuki Shibata, Toshimori Honjo, and Kaoru Shimizu, "Quantum key distribution over a 72  dB channel loss using ultralow dark count superconducting single-photon detectors," Opt. Lett. 39, 5078-5081 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-17-5078


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. C. H. Bennett and G. Brassard, IEEE International Conference of Computer Systems and Signal Processing (IEEE, 1984).
  2. N. Gisin, G. Ribordy, W. Tittel, and H. Zbinden, Rev. Mod. Phys. 74, 145 (2002). [CrossRef]
  3. C. H. Bennett, F. Bessette, G. Brassard, L. Salvail, and J. Smolin, J. Cryptology 5, 3 (1992). [CrossRef]
  4. S. Wang, W. Chen, J. F. Guo, Z. Q. Yin, H. W. Li, Z. Zhou, G. C. Guo, and Z. F. Han, Opt. Lett. 37, 1008 (2012). [CrossRef]
  5. D. Stucki, N. Walenta, F. Vannel, R. T. Thew, N. Gisin, H. Zbinden, S. Gray, C. R. Towery, and S. Ten, New J. Phys. 11, 075003 (2009). [CrossRef]
  6. H. Takesue, S. W. Nam, Q. Zhang, R. H. Hadfield, T. Honjo, K. Tamaki, and Y. Yamamoto, Nat. Photonics 1, 343 (2007). [CrossRef]
  7. N. Namekata, G. Fujii, T. Honjo, H. Takesue, and S. Inoue, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 011112 (2007). [CrossRef]
  8. T. Honjo, S. Yamamoto, T. Yamamoto, H. Kamada, Y. Nishida, O. Tadanaga, M. Asobe, and K. Inoue, Opt. Express 15, 15920 (2007). [CrossRef]
  9. H. J. Briegel, W. Dur, J. I. Cirac, and P. Zoller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 5932 (1998). [CrossRef]
  10. M. Peev, C. Pacher, R. Alléaume, C. Barreiro, J. Bouda, W. Boxleitner, T. Debuisschert, E. Diamanti, M. Dianati, J. F. Dynes, S. Fasel, S. Fossier, M. Fürst, J. D. Gautier, O. Gay, N. Gisin, P. Grangier, A. Happe, Y. Hasani, M. Hentschel, H. Hübel, G. Humer, T. Länger, M. Legré, R. Lieger, J. Lodewyck, T. Lorünser, N. Lütkenhaus, A. Marhold, T. Matyus, O. Maurhart, L. Monat, S. Nauerth, J. B. Page, A. Poppe, E. Querasser, G. Ribordy, S. Robyr, L. Salvail, A. W. Sharpe, A. J. Shields, D. Stucki, M. Suda, C. Tamas, T. Themel, R. T. Thew, Y. Thoma, A. Treiber, P. Trinkler, R. Tualle-Brouri, F. Vannel, N. Walenta, H. Weier, H. Weinfurter, I. Wimberger, Z. L. Yuan, H. Zbinden, and A. Zeilinger, New J. Phys. 11, 075001 (2009). [CrossRef]
  11. M. Sasaki, M. Fujiwara, H. Ishizuka, W. Klaus, K. Wakui, M. Takeoka, S. Miki, T. Yamashita, Z. Wang, A. Tanaka, K. Yoshino, Y. Nambu, S. Takahashi, A. Tajima, A. Tomita, T. Domeki, T. Hasegawa, Y. Sakai, H. Kobayashi, T. Asai, K. Shimizu, T. Tokura, T. Tsurumaru, M. Matsui, T. Honjo, K. Tamaki, H. Takesue, Y. Tokura, J. F. Dynes, A. R. Dixon, A. W. Sharpe, Z. L. Yuan, A. J. Shields, S. Uchikoga, M. Legré, S. Robyr, P. Trinkler, L. Monat, J. B. Page, G. Ribordy, A. Poppe, A. Allacher, O. Maurhart, T. Länger, M. Peev, and A. Zeilinger, Opt. Express 19, 10387 (2011). [CrossRef]
  12. K. Yoshino, M. Fujiwara, A. Tanaka, S. Takahashi, Y. Nambu, A. Tomita, S. Miki, T. Yamashita, Z. Wang, M. Sasaki, and A. Tajima, Opt. Lett. 37, 223 (2012). [CrossRef]
  13. G. N. Gol’tsman, O. Okunev, G. Chulkova, A. Lipatov, A. Semenov, K. Smirnov, B. Voronov, A. Dzardanov, C. Williams, and R. Sobolewski, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 705 (2001). [CrossRef]
  14. C. M. Natarajan, M. G. Tanner, and R. H. Hadfield, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 25, 063001 (2012). [CrossRef]
  15. H. Shibata, H. Takesue, T. Honjo, T. Akazaki, and Y. Tokura, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 212504 (2010). [CrossRef]
  16. H. Shibata, K. Shimizu, H. Takesue, and Y. Tokura, Appl. Phys. Express 6, 072801 (2013). [CrossRef]
  17. A. Korneev, P. Kouminov, V. Matvienko, G. Chulkova, K. Smirnov, B. Voronov, G. N. Gol’tsman, M. Currie, W. Lo, K. Wilsher, J. Zhang, W. Slysz, A. Pearlman, A. Verevkin, and R. Sobolewski, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 5338 (2004). [CrossRef]
  18. K. Inoue, E. Waks, and Y. Yamamoto, Phys. Rev. A 68, 022317 (2003). [CrossRef]
  19. E. Waks, H. Takesue, and Y. Yamamoto, Phys. Rev. A 73, 012344 (2006). [CrossRef]
  20. K. Wen, K. Tamaki, and Y. Yamamoto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 170503 (2009). [CrossRef]
  21. K. Tamaki, M. Koashi, and G. Kato, “Unconditional security of coherent-state-based differential phase shift quantum key distribution protocol with blockwise phase randomization,” arxiv:1208.1995 (2012).
  22. T. Honjo, M. Fujiwara, K. Shimizu, K. Tamaki, S. Miki, T. Yamashita, H. Terai, Z. Wang, and M. Sasaki, Opt. Express 21, 2667 (2013). [CrossRef]
  23. D. Rosenberg, A. J. Kerman, R. J. Molnar, and E. A. Dauler, Opt. Express 21, 1440 (2013). [CrossRef]
  24. S. Miki, T. Yamashita, H. Terai, and Z. Wang, Opt. Express 21, 10208 (2013). [CrossRef]
  25. F. Marsili, V. B. Verma, J. A. Stern, S. Harrington, A. E. Lita, T. Gerrits, I. Vayshenker, B. Baek, M. D. Shaw, R. P. Mirin, and S. W. Nam, Nat. Photonics 7, 210 (2013). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited