Field trial of a finite-key quantum key distribution system in the metropolitan florence area

Davide Bacco, Ilaria Vagniluca, Beatrice Da Lio, Nicola Biagi, Adriano Della Frera, Davide Calonico, Costanza Toninelli, Francesco S. Cataliotti, Marco Bellini, Leif K. Oxenlowe, Alessandro Zavatta

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Abstract

In a society based on the continuous exchange of sensitive data and information, the importance of secure and trustful communications is essential. Quantum key distribution (QKD) makes it possible to share data in an unconditionally secure way exploiting the basic principles of Quantum Mechanics [1]. During the last 30 years, many QKD protocols have been developed and tested, achieving long distance transmission [2] and secret key rates up to hundreds of Mbits per second [3]. However, this technology is still far from a large-scale deployment in existing fiber networks and telecom infrastructures, due to multiple factors: low secret-key rate, limited distance between users, lack of applications, high costs and high requirements in terms of low noise fiber links.

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 number8872894
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
http://www.cleoeurope.org/

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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Bacco, D., Vagniluca, I., Da Lio, B., Biagi, N., Frera, A. D., Calonico, D., Toninelli, C., Cataliotti, F. S., Bellini, M., Oxenlowe, L. K., & Zavatta, A. (2019). Field trial of a finite-key quantum key distribution system in the metropolitan florence area. In Proceedings of 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference [8872894] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2019.8872894