Quantum metropolitan optical network based on wavelength division multiplexing

Ciurana Aguilar, Alex and Martinez Mateo, Jesus and Peev, Momtchil and Poppe, Andreas and Walenta, Nino and Zbinden, Hugo and Martín Ayuso, Vicente (2014). Quantum metropolitan optical network based on wavelength division multiplexing. "Optics Express", v. 22 (n. 2); pp. 1576-1593. ISSN 1094-4087. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.001576.

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Title: Quantum metropolitan optical network based on wavelength division multiplexing
Author/s:
  • Ciurana Aguilar, Alex
  • Martinez Mateo, Jesus
  • Peev, Momtchil
  • Poppe, Andreas
  • Walenta, Nino
  • Zbinden, Hugo
  • Martín Ayuso, Vicente
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Optics Express
Date: January 2014
Volume: 22
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Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada a las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) is maturing quickly. However, the current approaches to its application in optical networks make it an expensive technology. QKD networks deployed to date are designed as a collection of point-to-point, dedicated QKD links where non-neighboring nodes communicate using the trusted repeater paradigm. We propose a novel optical network model in which QKD systems share the communication infrastructure by wavelength multiplexing their quantum and classical signals. The routing is done using optical components within a metropolitan area which allows for a dynamically any-to-any communication scheme. Moreover, it resembles a commercial telecom network, takes advantage of existing infrastructure and utilizes commercial components, allowing for an easy, cost-effective and reliable deployment.

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Item ID: 33018
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/33018/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:33018
DOI: 10.1364/OE.22.001576
Official URL: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/home.cfm
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Jan 2015 08:58
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 09:38
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