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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2007
  • pp: 301–303

Frequency-coded quantum key distribution

Matthieu Bloch, Steven W. McLaughlin, Jean-Marc Merolla, and Frédéric Patois  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 3, pp. 301-303 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000301


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Abstract

We report an intrinsically stable quantum key distribution scheme based on genuine frequency-coded quantum states. The qubits are efficiently processed without fiber interferometers by fully exploiting the nonlinear interaction occurring in electro-optic phase modulators. The system requires only integrated off-the-shelf devices and could be used with a true single-photon source. Preliminary experiments have been performed with weak laser pulses and have demonstrated the feasibility of this new setup.

© 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: September 11, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2006
Published: January 12, 2007

Citation
Matthieu Bloch, Steven W. McLaughlin, Jean-Marc Merolla, and Frédéric Patois, "Frequency-coded quantum key distribution," Opt. Lett. 32, 301-303 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-3-301


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