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Experimental Demonstration of an Active Quantum Key Distribution Network with Over Gbps Clock Synchronization

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Author(s)

Lijun Ma, Alan Mink, Hai Xu, Oliver T. Slattery, Xiao Tang

Abstract

We demonstrate a three-node QKD network that allows multiple users to share secure keys. This QKD network operates on the 850 nm and 1550 nm wavelengths at 1.25 Gbps clock rate. The communication route is controlled by a MEMS optical switch. In this paper, we report the network structure and experimental results including the performance of the optical switch, polarization recovery, and timing alignment technology during switching. This demonstration experimentally shows that QKD can be extended to active multi-node networks.
Citation
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking

Keywords

quantum cryptography, Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), quantum network

Citation

Ma, L. , Mink, A. , Xu, H. , Slattery, O. and Tang, X. (2007), Experimental Demonstration of an Active Quantum Key Distribution Network with Over Gbps Clock Synchronization, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=51249 (Accessed May 20, 2024)

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Created December 4, 2007, Updated January 27, 2020