Accession Number:

AD1004896

Title:

Quantum Communication Using Macroscopic Phase Entangled States

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,12 Sep 2012,13 Sep 2015

Corporate Author:

University of Maryland at Baltimore County Baltimore United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-12-10

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This final report describes the accomplishments of the program after 36 months of funding. A new long-range QKD protocol was proposed and its security was investigated. A pulsed Sagnac interferometer for single-shot phase shift measurements was investigated but not completed due to technical difficulties. Other methods for producing single-photon nonlinear phase shifts were investigated. Randomly-chosen unitary transformations were used to decrease the mutual information available to an eavesdropper. Several nonlinear effects were demonstrated using metastable xenon in a high-finesse cavity, including a nonlinear cross-phase shift. The nonlinear phase shifts were enhanced. Other techniques for long-range secure quantum communications were investigated based on the use of a small amount of shared prior key.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications
  • Cybernetics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE