The state of the art of quantum key distribution

Q@TN Lab Seminars

June 7, 2019
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Venue: Polo Ferrari 1 via Sommarive 5 Povo - Room A107
Time: 14.30

prof. Hugo Zbinden
Quantum Technologies Group, University of Geneva

ABSTRACT
I will give an introduction into Quantum Key Distribution, which could be play an important role in future secure communications, in particular taking into account quantum computers. Some experimental challenges, in particular for QKD over long distances are discussed. I will present a recent experiment of QKD over 400km of optical fibre. Then, options for increasing this distance using quantum repeaters or satellites are briefly reviewed.

Scientific Coordinator:
dr. Iacopo Carusotto