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Title: Software-defined quantum network switching

Abstract

We present the design and implementation of a software-defined quantum networking protocol and software switch integrated with a numerical quantum channel simulator. Our protocol design leverages recent advances in the OpenFlow protocol that enable software-defined control and management of optical network traffic using side-channel metadata. We implement this design using customization of the open source vSwitch for optical network routing, and we test the implementation using a numerical simulator of the quantum channel alongside actual network traffic. Our results support the integration of quantum communication with existing optical transport methods.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1]
  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) (SC-21)
OSTI Identifier:
1471920
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Disruptive Technologies in Information Sciences - Orlando, Florida, United States of America - 4/16/2018 4:00:00 AM-4/20/2018 4:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Humble, Travis S., Sadlier, Ronald J., Williams, Brian P., and Prout, Ryan C. Software-defined quantum network switching. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1117/12.2303800.
Humble, Travis S., Sadlier, Ronald J., Williams, Brian P., & Prout, Ryan C. Software-defined quantum network switching. United States. doi:10.1117/12.2303800.
Humble, Travis S., Sadlier, Ronald J., Williams, Brian P., and Prout, Ryan C. Tue . "Software-defined quantum network switching". United States. doi:10.1117/12.2303800. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1471920.
@article{osti_1471920,
title = {Software-defined quantum network switching},
author = {Humble, Travis S. and Sadlier, Ronald J. and Williams, Brian P. and Prout, Ryan C.},
abstractNote = {We present the design and implementation of a software-defined quantum networking protocol and software switch integrated with a numerical quantum channel simulator. Our protocol design leverages recent advances in the OpenFlow protocol that enable software-defined control and management of optical network traffic using side-channel metadata. We implement this design using customization of the open source vSwitch for optical network routing, and we test the implementation using a numerical simulator of the quantum channel alongside actual network traffic. Our results support the integration of quantum communication with existing optical transport methods.},
doi = {10.1117/12.2303800},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

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