Space-to-ground quantum-communication using an optical ground station: A feasibility study

Paolo Villoresi, F Tamburini, Markus Aspelmeyer, Thomas Jennewein, Rupert Ursin, Claudio Pernechele, G Bianco, Anton Zeilinger, Cesare Barbieri

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    We have tested the experimental prerequisites for a Space-to-Ground quantum communication link between satellites and an optical ground station. The feasibility of our ideas is being assessed using the facilities of the ASI Matera Laser Ranging Observatory (MLRO). Specific emphasis is put on the necessary technological modifications of the existing infrastructure to achieve single photon reception from an orbiting satellite.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationQuantum Information, Quantum Sources, and Quantum Memory
    PublisherInternational Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE

    Austrian Fields of Science 2012

    • 103026 Quantum optics

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