A universal setup for active control of a single-photon detector.

  title={A universal setup for active control of a single-photon detector.},
  author={Qin Liu and Antia Lamas-Linares and Christian Kurtsiefer and Johannes Skaar and Vadim Makarov and Ilja Gerhardt},
  journal={The Review of scientific instruments},
  volume={85 1},
The influence of bright light on a single-photon detector has been described in a number of recent publications. The impact on quantum key distribution (QKD) is important, and several hacking experiments have been tailored to fully control single-photon detectors. Special attention has been given to avoid introducing further errors into a QKD system. We describe the design and technical details of an apparatus which allows to attack a quantum-cryptographic connection. This device is capable of… 
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