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Satellite-based continuous-variable quantum communications: state-of-the-art and a predictive outlook

Satellite-based continuous-variable quantum communications: state-of-the-art and a predictive outlook
Satellite-based continuous-variable quantum communications: state-of-the-art and a predictive outlook
The recent launch of the Micius quantum-enabled satellite heralds a major step forward for long-range quantum communication. Using single-photon discrete-variable quantum states, this exciting new development proves beyond any doubt that all of the quantum protocols previously deployed over limited ranges in terrestrial experiments can in fact be translated to global distances via the use of low-orbit satellites. In this work we survey the imminent extension of space-based quantum communication to the continuous-variable regime - the quantum regime perhaps most closely related to classical wireless communications. The continuous variable (CV) regime offers the potential for increased communication performance, and represents the next major step forward for quantum communications and the development of the global quantum internet.
Quantum key distribution (QKD), Quantum Communications, satellite communications, Free Space Optical, continuous variable quantum
1553-877X
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Hosseinidehaj, Nedasadat
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Malaney, Robert
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Ng, Soon
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Malaney, Robert
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Hosseinidehaj, Nedasadat, Babar, Zunaira, Malaney, Robert, Ng, Soon and Hanzo, Lajos (2018) Satellite-based continuous-variable quantum communications: state-of-the-art and a predictive outlook. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 1-41. (doi:10.1109/COMST.2018.2864557).

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The recent launch of the Micius quantum-enabled satellite heralds a major step forward for long-range quantum communication. Using single-photon discrete-variable quantum states, this exciting new development proves beyond any doubt that all of the quantum protocols previously deployed over limited ranges in terrestrial experiments can in fact be translated to global distances via the use of low-orbit satellites. In this work we survey the imminent extension of space-based quantum communication to the continuous-variable regime - the quantum regime perhaps most closely related to classical wireless communications. The continuous variable (CV) regime offers the potential for increased communication performance, and represents the next major step forward for quantum communications and the development of the global quantum internet.

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Accepted/In Press date: 4 August 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 20 August 2018
Keywords: Quantum key distribution (QKD), Quantum Communications, satellite communications, Free Space Optical, continuous variable quantum

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Local EPrints ID: 423007
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/423007
ISSN: 1553-877X
PURE UUID: e62c5c2f-7bcc-499b-a57b-38cdb10a616f
ORCID for Zunaira Babar: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7498-4474
ORCID for Soon Ng: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0930-7194
ORCID for Lajos Hanzo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2636-5214

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Date deposited: 09 Aug 2018 16:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 08:00

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Author: Nedasadat Hosseinidehaj
Author: Zunaira Babar ORCID iD
Author: Robert Malaney
Author: Soon Ng ORCID iD
Author: Lajos Hanzo ORCID iD

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