Quantum Fiber Transmission: Securing Next-Generation Optical Networks

A special issue of Photonics (ISSN 2304-6732). This special issue belongs to the section "Quantum Photonics and Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 171

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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Dell'Informazione, Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni (DIET), Università Degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: quantum communications; multimode fibers; optical nonlinearities; space-division multiplexing; modulation formats
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Dear Colleagues,

Quantum computers have made it rather challenging to use traditional cryptography architectures; for instance, the widely used cryptographic technique, RSA, can potentially be decrypted using Shor's fast algorithm for factoring on a quantum computer. Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) is currently the most valuable solution to this problem, offering intrinsically secure techniques for transmitting cryptographic keys over optical networks. The study of optical quantum information, in the presence of noise or eavesdropping, has emerged as a topic of crucial importance, garnering the interest of the scientific community.

This Special Issue “Quantum Fiber Transmission: Securing Next-Generation Optical Networks”, aims to collate papers illustrating the most advanced quantum techniques that can be used to secure optical networks. We welcome submissions of both original research articles and  reviews.

Potential topics include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Discrete variables optical QKD;
  • Continuous variables optical QKD;
  • Optical quantum memories;
  • Entangled vs. non-entangled optical transmission systems;
  • Multi-level optical quantum transmission;
  • Quantum receivers and states certification.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Mario Zitelli
Guest Editor

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