Accession Number:

ADA614471

Title:

SeaQuaKE: Sea-optimized Quantum Key Exchange

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly technical progress rept. no. 3, Sep-Nov 2014

Corporate Author:

APPLIED COMMUNICATION SCIENCES BASKING RIDGE NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This is the 3rd quarterly Technical Progress Report summarizing progress on the Sea-optimized Quantum Key Exchange SeaQuaKE project, which is led by Applied Communications Sciences under the ONR Free Space Optical Quantum Key Distribution Special Notice 13-SN-0004 under ONRBAA13-001. In this technical report, we describe modeling results of an entangled photon-pair source based on spontaneous four-wave mixing for proposed application in a maritime quantum communications system. In particular, we consider wavelength-dependent performance of such a source taking into account critical material parameters. Furthermore, we extend this to full system modeling that includes not only the wavelength dependencies of the source within the transmitter element but also wavelength-dependent losses based on our previous channel simulations as well as a wavelength-dependent superconducting detector model.

Subject Categories:

  • Quantum Theory and Relativity
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE