Proof-of-Concept Experiments for Quantum Physics in Space

Rainer Kaltenbaek, Markus Aspelmeyer, Thomas Jennewein, Caslav Brukner, Anton Zeilinger, Martin Pfennigbauer, Walter R. Leeb

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    Quantum physics experiments in space using entangled photons and satellites are within reach of current technology. We propose a series of fundamental quantum physics experiments that make advantageous use of the space infrastructure with specific emphasis on the satellite-based distribution of entangled photon pairs. The experiments are feasible already today and will eventually lead to a Bell-experiment over thousands of kilometers, thus demonstrating quantum correlations over distances which cannot be achieved by purely earth-bound experiments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationQuantum Communications and Quantum Imaging
    PublisherInternational Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
    Number of pages17
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE

    Austrian Fields of Science 2012

    • 103026 Quantum optics

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