Quantum aware SDN nodes in the Madrid quantum network

Martin Ayuso, Vicente and Aguado Martín, Alejandro and Brito Méndez, Juan Pedro and Sanz Saenz, Ángel Luis and Salas Peralta, Pedro Jesús and López, Diego R. and López, Víctor and Pastor Perales, A. and Poppe, A. and Peev, M. (2019). Quantum aware SDN nodes in the Madrid quantum network. In: "21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2019)", 9-13 Jul 2019, Angers, Francia. pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2019.8840338.

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Title: Quantum aware SDN nodes in the Madrid quantum network
Author/s:
  • Martin Ayuso, Vicente
  • Aguado Martín, Alejandro
  • Brito Méndez, Juan Pedro
  • Sanz Saenz, Ángel Luis
  • Salas Peralta, Pedro Jesús
  • López, Diego R.
  • López, Víctor
  • Pastor Perales, A.
  • Poppe, A.
  • Peev, M.
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2019)
Event Dates: 9-13 Jul 2019
Event Location: Angers, Francia
Title of Book: ICTON 2019: 21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Date: July 2019
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Quantum communications; Software defined networking; Cryptography; Passive optical networks
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

QKD technology is mature enough to be used beyond the usual single, point to point, link by creating networks. Quantum ad hoc networks, where a separate, quantum-only network, is running in parallel to a classical network have been demonstrated in several occasions. Having to, essentially, duplicate the network to introduce quantum communications is very expensive and, beyond niche use-cases, fully integrated quantumclassical networks is what the industry demands to accept quantum technologies as a serious networking technology, ready for a broad market uptake. Recently we have reported on the successful deployment of the Madrid Quantum Network. This network is novel because it has been the first installed in production sites of a Telecommunications operator and moreover it is managed through a Software Defined Networking (SDN) structure that integrates classical and quantum channels. The network was operating for four months and we could demonstrate several technologies utilizing the integration of quantum and classical networks. Here we report on some implementation aspects and its usage in several use cases, in particular to secure the management of the SDN control plane as a critical infrastructure.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020820466CiViQFundacio Institut de Ciencies FotoniquesContinuous variable quantum communications
Government of SpainTEC2015-70406-RCVQuCoUniversidad Politécnica de MadridComunicaciones cuánticas con variables continuas

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Item ID: 64034
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/64034/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:64034
DOI: 10.1109/ICTON.2019.8840338
Official URL: http://www.gcc.fi.upm.es/publications/QuantumAwareSDNNodesInTheMadridQuantumNetwork-ICTON_MQN_3.0.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 15 Oct 2020 07:47
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2020 07:47
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