Feasibility of satellite quantum key distribution

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Bonato, Cristian; Tomaello, Andrea; Da Deppo, Vania; Naletto, Giampiero; Villoresi, Paolo;
(2009)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/11/4/045017
  • Subject: Quantum Physics
    arxiv: Computer Science::Information Theory | Computer Science::Networking and Internet Architecture

In this paper we present a novel analysis of the feasibility of quantum key distribution between a LEO satellite and a ground station. First of all, we study signal propagation through a turbulent atmosphere for uplinks and downlinks, discussing the contribution of beam... View more
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