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Quantum technologies in space

Quantum technologies in space
Quantum technologies in space
Recently, the European Commission supported by many European countries has announced large investments towards the commercialization of quantum technology (QT) to address and mitigate some of the biggest challenges facing today’s digital era – e.g. secure communication and computing power. For more than two decades the QT community has been working on the development of QTs, which promise landmark breakthroughs leading to commercialization in various areas. The ambitious goals of the QT community and expectations of EU authorities cannot be met solely by individual initiatives of single countries, and therefore, require a combined European effort of large and unprecedented dimensions comparable only to the Galileo or Copernicus programs. Strong international competition calls for a coordinated European effort towards the development of QT in and for space, including research and development of technology in the areas of communication and sensing. Here, we aim at summarizing the state of the art in the development of quantum technologies which have an impact in the field of space applications. Our goal is to outline a complete framework for the design, development, implementation, and exploitation of quantum technology in space.
Entanglement, Fundamental tests, Quantum communication, Quantum sensing, Quantum technology
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Kaltenbaek, Rainer, Acin, Antonio, Bacsardi, Laszlo, Bianco, Paolo, Bouyer, Philippe, Diamanti, Eleni, Marquardt, Christoph, Omar, Yasser, Pruneri, Valerio, Rasel, Ernst M., Sang, Bernhard, Seidel, Stephan, Ulbricht, Hendrik, Ursin, Rupert, Villoresi, Paolo, van den Bossche, Mathias, von Klitzing, Wolf, Zbinden, Hugo, Paternostro, Mauro and Bassi, Angelo (2021) Quantum technologies in space. Experimental Astronomy, 51 (3), 1677-1694. (doi:10.1007/s10686-021-09731-x).

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Recently, the European Commission supported by many European countries has announced large investments towards the commercialization of quantum technology (QT) to address and mitigate some of the biggest challenges facing today’s digital era – e.g. secure communication and computing power. For more than two decades the QT community has been working on the development of QTs, which promise landmark breakthroughs leading to commercialization in various areas. The ambitious goals of the QT community and expectations of EU authorities cannot be met solely by individual initiatives of single countries, and therefore, require a combined European effort of large and unprecedented dimensions comparable only to the Galileo or Copernicus programs. Strong international competition calls for a coordinated European effort towards the development of QT in and for space, including research and development of technology in the areas of communication and sensing. Here, we aim at summarizing the state of the art in the development of quantum technologies which have an impact in the field of space applications. Our goal is to outline a complete framework for the design, development, implementation, and exploitation of quantum technology in space.

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Published date: 25 June 2021
Additional Information: arxiv is am
Keywords: Entanglement, Fundamental tests, Quantum communication, Quantum sensing, Quantum technology

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Local EPrints ID: 450322
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/450322
ISSN: 0922-6435
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Date deposited: 22 Jul 2021 16:33
Last modified: 25 Nov 2021 19:41

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Author: Rainer Kaltenbaek
Author: Antonio Acin
Author: Laszlo Bacsardi
Author: Paolo Bianco
Author: Philippe Bouyer
Author: Eleni Diamanti
Author: Christoph Marquardt
Author: Yasser Omar
Author: Valerio Pruneri
Author: Ernst M. Rasel
Author: Bernhard Sang
Author: Stephan Seidel
Author: Rupert Ursin
Author: Paolo Villoresi
Author: Mathias van den Bossche
Author: Wolf von Klitzing
Author: Hugo Zbinden
Author: Mauro Paternostro
Author: Angelo Bassi

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