Experimental Satellite Quantum Communications.

@article{Vallone2015ExperimentalSQ,
  title={Experimental Satellite Quantum Communications.},
  author={G. Vallone and D. Bacco and D. Dequal and S. Gaiarin and V. Luceri and G. Bianco and P. Villoresi},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={115 4},
  pages={
          040502
        }
}
Quantum communication (QC), namely, the faithful transmission of generic quantum states, is a key ingredient of quantum information science. Here we demonstrate QC with polarization encoding from space to ground by exploiting satellite corner cube retroreflectors as quantum transmitters in orbit and the Matera Laser Ranging Observatory of the Italian Space Agency in Matera, Italy, as a quantum receiver. The quantum bit error ratio (QBER) has been kept steadily low to a level suitable for… Expand
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