Abstract

Quantum key distribution (QKD) guarantees unconditional security and has thus been intensely studied both from a theoretical and an experimental point of view [1]. However, limitations due to transmission loss and noise are still detrimental for these systems performance in terms of reachable distance and key rates, having so far confined QKD implementations to the use of dedicated channels and hence reduced a successful integration with the classical network, with few exceptions [2-6]. In this work we demonstrate a step forward in the co-existence of QKD with classical bright signals, exploiting a 7.9-km long 37-core heterogeneous multicore fiber (MCF) [7], and a space division multiplexing (SDM) technique to achieve a total of 87 Mbit/s secret key generation rate (SKR) in the finite key scenario with a simultaneous co-propagating classical signal of 10 Gbit/s.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference
PublisherIEEE
Publication date1 Jun 2019
Article number8871492
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104690
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
Event2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference - ICM Centre of the Munich Trade Fair Centre., Munich, Germany
Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019
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Conference

Conference2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference
LocationICM Centre of the Munich Trade Fair Centre.
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period23/06/201927/06/2019
SponsorEPS Young Minds, The European Physical Society
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