Towards an All-Silicon DV-QKD Transmitter Sourced by a Ge-on-Si Light Emitter

Florian Honz (Corresponding author), Nemanja Vokic, Philip Walther, Hannes Hübel, Bernhard Schrenk

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Abstract

We investigate the behavior of a Ge-on-Si light source and demonstrate its feasibility for polarization-encoded discrete-variable quantum key distribution following the BB84 protocol, enabling a potential 'all-silicon' QKD scheme which can operate well below the necessary QBER limit and successfully generate secret keys.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series, SUM 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-4720-3
ISBN (Print)979-8-3503-4721-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2023
Event2023 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series, SUM 2023 - Sicily, Italy
Duration: 17 Jul 202319 Jul 2023

Publication series

SeriesLEOS Summer Topical Meeting
Volume2023-July
ISSN1099-4742

Conference

Conference2023 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series, SUM 2023
Country/TerritoryItaly
CitySicily
Period17/07/2319/07/23

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 103025 Quantum mechanics
  • 103021 Optics

Keywords

  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum key distribution
  • Silicon photonics

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