Multiple spatial modes based QKD over marine free-space optical channels in the presence of atmospheric turbulence
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Elect & Comp Engn
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PublisherOPTICAL SOC AMER
CitationMultiple spatial modes based QKD over marine free-space optical channels in the presence of atmospheric turbulence 2016, 24 (24):27663 Optics Express
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AbstractWe investigate a multiple spatial modes based quantum key distribution (QKD) scheme that employs multiple independent parallel beams through a marine free-space optical channel over open ocean. This approach provides the potential to increase secret key rate (SKR) linearly with the number of channels. To improve the SKR performance, we describe a back-propagation mode (BPM) method to mitigate the atmospheric turbulence effects. Our simulation results indicate that the secret key rate can be improved significantly by employing the proposed BPM-based multi-channel QKD scheme. (C) 2016 Optical Society of America
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VersionFinal published version
SponsorsOffice of Naval Research (ONR) MURI program [N00014-13-1-0627]