Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution with a Noisy Laser
AbstractExisting experimental implementations of continuous-variable quantum key distribution require shot-noise limited operation, achieved with shot-noise limited lasers. However, loosening this requirement on the laser source would allow for cheaper, potentially integrated systems. Here, we implement a theoretically proposed prepare-and-measure continuous-variable protocol and experimentally demonstrate the robustness of it against preparation noise stemming for instance from technical laser noise. Provided that direct reconciliation techniques are used in the post-processing we show that for small distances large amounts of preparation noise can be tolerated in contrast to reverse reconciliation where the key rate quickly drops to zero. Our experiment thereby demonstrates that quantum key distribution with non-shot-noise limited laser diodes might be feasible. View Full-Text
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Jacobsen, C.S.; Gehring, T.; Andersen, U.L. Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution with a Noisy Laser. Entropy 2015, 17, 4654-4663.
Jacobsen CS, Gehring T, Andersen UL. Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution with a Noisy Laser. Entropy. 2015; 17(7):4654-4663.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jacobsen, Christian S.; Gehring, Tobias; Andersen, Ulrik L. 2015. "Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution with a Noisy Laser." Entropy 17, no. 7: 4654-4663.