Airborne demonstration of a quantum key distribution receiver payload

@article{Pugh2016AirborneDO,
  title={Airborne demonstration of a quantum key distribution receiver payload},
  author={Christopher J. Pugh and Sarah Kaiser and Jean-Philippe Bourgoin and Jeongwan Jin and Nigar Sultana and Sascha Agne and Elena Anisimova and Vadim Makarov and Eric Choi and Brendon Higgins and Thomas Jennewein},
  journal={Quantum Science and Technology},
  year={2016},
  volume={2}
}
Satellite-based quantum terminals are a feasible way to extend the reach of quantum communication protocols such as quantum key distribution (QKD) to the global scale. To that end, prior demonstrations have shown QKD transmissions from airborne platforms to receivers on ground, but none have shown QKD transmissions from ground to a moving aircraft, the latter scenario having simplicity and flexibility advantages for a hypothetical satellite. Here, we demonstrate QKD from a ground transmitter to… 

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