Satellite Quantum Communications : Fundamental Bounds and Practical Security

Pirandola, Stefano (2021) Satellite Quantum Communications : Fundamental Bounds and Practical Security. Physical Review Research. 023130. ISSN 2643-1564



Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Main results: (1) Ultimate bounds for quantum communications with satellites (QKD/entanglement distribution); (2) Achievable secret-key rates with composable finite-size security, showing the feasibility of high-rate CV-QKD with a satellite in all configurations (downlink/uplink - night/day); (3) Comparison between a sun-synchronous satellite and a ground chain of quantum repeaters
Keywords: quant-ph,,, physics.optics,
  • Accepted: 20 April 2021
  • Published: 19 May 2021
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Faculty of Sciences (York) > Computer Science (York)
Depositing User: Pure (York)
Date Deposited: 19 May 2021 14:50
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2022 15:30
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Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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Filename: PhysRevResearch.3.023130.pdf

Description: Satellite quantum communications: Fundamental bounds and practical security

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