Space-quest: experiments with quantum entanglement in space

Rupert Ursin, Thomas Jennewein, Johannes Kofler, Josep Perdigues, Luigi Cacciapuoti, C de Matos, Markus Aspelmeyer, A Valencia, Thomas Scheidl, Antonio Acin, Cesare Barbieri, C Bianco, Maria-Isabel Covas, Dirk Giggenbach, Walter R. Leeb, R. H. Hadfield, Raymond Laflamme, Norbert Lütkenhaus, Gerard Milburn, Momtchil PeevJohn G. Rarity, Renato Renner, Nikolaos Solomos, W Tittel, J P Torres, M Toyoshima, Paolo Villoresi, I Walmsley, Gregor Weihs, Harald Weinfurter, Marek Zukowski, Anton Zeilinger

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Abstract

The European Space Agency (ESA) has supported a range of studies in the eld of quantum physics and quantum information science in space for several years, and consequently we have submitted the mission proposal Space-QUEST (Quantum Entanglement for Space Experiments) to the European Life and Physical Sciences in Space Program. We propose performing space-to-ground quantum communciation tests from the International Space Station (ISS). We present the proposed experiments in space as well as the design of a space based quantum communication payload.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCouncil Report. Graphene, physics in two dimensions. Foam as a geometer. Space-quest. Directory, summary and website
PublisherE D P Sciences
Pages26-29
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

SeriesEurophysics News
Number3
Volume40
ISSN0531-7479

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 103026 Quantum optics
  • 103025 Quantum mechanics

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