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Long-distance quantum communication with entangled photons using satellites

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5 Author(s)
Aspelmeyer, M. ; Inst. fur Exp.phys., Univ. Wien, Austria ; Jennewein, T. ; Pfennigbauer, M. ; Leeb, W.R.
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The use of satellites to distribute entangled photon pairs (and single photons) provides a unique solution for long-distance quantum communication networks. This overcomes the principle limitations of Earth-bound technology, i.e., the range of the order of 100 km afforded by both optical fiber and by terrestrial free-space links.

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Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 6 )