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Title: Silicon photonic transceiver circuit for high-speed polarization-based discrete variable quantum key distribution

Abstract

We demonstrate a silicon photonic transceiver circuit for high-speed discrete variable quantum key distribution that employs a common structure for transmit and receive functions. The device is intended for use in polarization-based quantum cryptographic protocols, such as BB84. Our characterization indicates that the circuit can generate the four BB84 states (TE/TM/45°/135° linear polarizations) with >30 dB polarization extinction ratios and gigabit per second modulation speed, and is capable of decoding any polarization bases differing by 90° with high extinction ratios.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1361643
Report Number(s):
SAND-2017-1414J
Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087; OPEXFF; 651112
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Cai, Hong, Long, Christopher M., DeRose, Christopher T., Boynton, Nicholas, Urayama, Junji, Camacho, Ryan, Pomerene, Andrew, Starbuck, Andrew L., Trotter, Douglas C., Davids, Paul S., and Lentine, Anthony L. Silicon photonic transceiver circuit for high-speed polarization-based discrete variable quantum key distribution. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1364/oe.25.012282.
Cai, Hong, Long, Christopher M., DeRose, Christopher T., Boynton, Nicholas, Urayama, Junji, Camacho, Ryan, Pomerene, Andrew, Starbuck, Andrew L., Trotter, Douglas C., Davids, Paul S., & Lentine, Anthony L. Silicon photonic transceiver circuit for high-speed polarization-based discrete variable quantum key distribution. United States. doi:10.1364/oe.25.012282.
Cai, Hong, Long, Christopher M., DeRose, Christopher T., Boynton, Nicholas, Urayama, Junji, Camacho, Ryan, Pomerene, Andrew, Starbuck, Andrew L., Trotter, Douglas C., Davids, Paul S., and Lentine, Anthony L. Sun . "Silicon photonic transceiver circuit for high-speed polarization-based discrete variable quantum key distribution". United States. doi:10.1364/oe.25.012282. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1361643.
@article{osti_1361643,
title = {Silicon photonic transceiver circuit for high-speed polarization-based discrete variable quantum key distribution},
author = {Cai, Hong and Long, Christopher M. and DeRose, Christopher T. and Boynton, Nicholas and Urayama, Junji and Camacho, Ryan and Pomerene, Andrew and Starbuck, Andrew L. and Trotter, Douglas C. and Davids, Paul S. and Lentine, Anthony L.},
abstractNote = {We demonstrate a silicon photonic transceiver circuit for high-speed discrete variable quantum key distribution that employs a common structure for transmit and receive functions. The device is intended for use in polarization-based quantum cryptographic protocols, such as BB84. Our characterization indicates that the circuit can generate the four BB84 states (TE/TM/45°/135° linear polarizations) with >30 dB polarization extinction ratios and gigabit per second modulation speed, and is capable of decoding any polarization bases differing by 90° with high extinction ratios.},
doi = {10.1364/oe.25.012282},
journal = {Optics Express},
number = 11,
volume = 25,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {1}
}

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