Design and Analysis of Communication Protocols for Quantum Repeater Networks

@article{Jones2015DesignAA,
  title={Design and Analysis of Communication Protocols for Quantum Repeater Networks},
  author={Cody Jones and Danny Kim and Matthew T. Rakher and Paul G. Kwiat and Thaddeus D. Ladd},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  year={2015}
}
We analyze how the performance of a quantum-repeater network depends on the protocol employed to distribute entanglement, and we find that the choice of repeater-to-repeater link protocol has a profound impact on communication rate as a function of hardware parameters. We develop numerical simulations of quantum networks using different protocols, where the repeater hardware is modeled in terms of key performance parameters, such as photon generation rate and collection efficiency. These… 
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