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Space-to-ground quantum communication using an optical ground station: a feasibility study

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Paolo Villoresi

Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy) and INFM-LUXOR (Italy)

Fabrizio Tamburini, Cesare Barbieri

Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)

Markus Aspelmeyer, Rupert Ursin

Univ. Wien (Austria)

Thomas Jennewein

Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenshaften (Austria)

Claudio Pernechele

INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari (Italy)

Giuseppe Bianco

Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)

Anton Zeilinger

Univ. Wien (Austria) and Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenshaften (Austria)

Proc. SPIE 5551, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging II, 113 (October 19, 2004); doi:10.1117/12.564296
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  • Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging II
  • Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih
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abstract

We have tested the experimental prerequisites for a Space-to-Ground quantum communication link between satellites and an optical ground station. The feasibility of our ideas is being tested using the facilities of the ASI Matera Laser Ranging Observatory (MLRO) and existing geodetic satellites such as Lageos 1 and 2. Specific emphasis is put on the necessary technological modifications of the existing infrastructure to achieve single photon reception from an orbiting satellite.

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Paolo Villoresi ; Fabrizio Tamburini ; Markus Aspelmeyer ; Thomas Jennewein ; Rupert Ursin, et al.
"Space-to-ground quantum communication using an optical ground station: a feasibility study", Proc. SPIE 5551, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging II, 113 (October 19, 2004); doi:10.1117/12.564296; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.564296


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