Accession Number : AD1005881

Title :   Investigating Quantum Modulation States

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Oct 2012,30 Sep 2015

Corporate Author : Air Force Research Laboratory/RITE Rome United States

Personal Author(s) : Hughes,David H ; Erdman,Reinhard ; Nikulin,Vladimir

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This effort was primarily concerned with quantum aspects of optical communications. Two quantum communications technologies were studied: (1) Vulnerabilities in coherent state quantum data encryption, and (2) Quantum operations on entangled photon pairs using Lyot filters. Both operations enjoy security due to an eavesdroppers measurement disadvantage with respect to authorized users. This insures the authorized users enjoy an information advantage over the eavesdropper when measuring the quantum states, be they coherent state quantum data encryption or entangled photon pair quantum key distribution.

Descriptors :   optical communications , quantum key distribution , Vulnerability , Photons , modulation , data encryption

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE