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Influence of atmospheric turbulence on the propagation of quantum states of light using plane-wave encoding

Boyd, Robert W. and Rodenburg, Brandon and Mirhosseini, Mohammad and Barnett, Stephen M. (2011) Influence of atmospheric turbulence on the propagation of quantum states of light using plane-wave encoding. Optics Express, 19 (19). pp. 18310-18317. ISSN 1094-4087. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190716-084537429

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Abstract

We consider the possibility of performing quantum key distribution (QKD) by encoding information onto individual photons using plane-wave basis states. We compare the results of this calculation to those obtained by earlier workers, who considered encoding using OAM-carrying vortex modes of the field. We find theoretically that plane-wave encoding is less strongly influenced by atmospheric turbulence than is OAM encoding, with potentially important implications for free-space quantum key distribution.


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Boyd, Robert W.0000-0002-1234-2265
Rodenburg, Brandon0000-0003-2150-0576
Additional Information:© 2011 Optical Society of America. Received 26 Jul 2011; revised 18 Aug 2011; accepted 19 Aug 2011; published 2 Sep 2011. We gratefully acknowledge valuable discussions with A. Jha, J. Leach, M. Padgett, D. Gauthier, G. Tyler, M. Gruneisen, and W. Miller. We gratefully acknowledge support from the DARPA/DSO InPho program. SMB also thanks the Royal Society and the Wolfson Foundation for support.
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)UNSPECIFIED
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Issue or Number:19
Classification Code:OCIS codes: (270.5568) Quantum cryptography; (010.1330) Atmospheric turbulence
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Official Citation:Robert W. Boyd, Brandon Rodenburg, Mohammad Mirhosseini, and Stephen M. Barnett, "Influence of atmospheric turbulence on the propagation of quantum states of light using plane-wave encoding," Opt. Express 19, 18310-18317 (2011)
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