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Multicore fiber-based quantum access network

  title={Multicore fiber-based quantum access network},
  author={Chun Cai and Yongmei Sun and Jianing Niu and Peng Zhang and Yongrui Zhang and Yuefeng Ji},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
We propose a quantum access network based on multicore fiber (MCF) to scale up the number of users in quantum key distribution (QKD) networks. The MCF is used as feeder fiber and single core single mode fibers (SSMFs) are used as drop fibers. Quantum signals (QSs) are integrated with classical signals (CSs) in both MCF and SSMFs to save deployment cost since access networks are cost sensitive. Due to the integration, spontaneous Raman scattering (SRS) and intercore crosstalk (ICXT) are the main… 

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