# Satellite-based entanglement distribution over 1200 kilometers

@article{Yin2017SatellitebasedED, title={Satellite-based entanglement distribution over 1200 kilometers}, author={Juan Yin and Yuan Cao and Yu-Huai Li and Shengkai Liao and Liang Zhang and Ji-Gang Ren and Wenqi Cai and Wei-Yue Liu and Bo Li and Hui Dai and Guang-Bing Li and Qiming Lu and Yun-Hong Gong and Yu Xu and Shuang-Lin Li and Feng-Zhi Li and Ya-Yun Yin and Zi-Qing Jiang and Ming Li and Jianjun Jia and Ge Ren and Dong He and Yi‐Lin Zhou and Xiao-Xiang Zhang and Na Wang and Xiang-Ke Chang and Zhen-Cai Zhu and Nai-Le Liu and Yu-Ao Chen and Chaoyang Lu and Rong Shu and Cheng-Zhi Peng and Jian-Yu Wang and Jian-Wei Pan}, journal={Science}, year={2017}, volume={356}, pages={1140 - 1144} }

Entangled photons are distributed over vast distances using a satellite-to-ground link. Space calling Earth, on the quantum line A successful quantum communication network will rely on the ability to distribute entangled photons over large distances between receiver stations. So far, free-space demonstrations have been limited to line-of-sight links across cities or between mountaintops. Scattering and coherence decay have limited the link separations to around 100 km. Yin et al. used the… Expand

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