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Experimental study of a quantum channel from a LEO satellite to the earth

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11 Author(s)
P. Villoresi ; Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova and INFM-CNR LUXOR Laboratory for Ultraviolet and X-ray Optical Research, Italy ; T. Jennewein ; F. Tamburini ; M. Aspelmeyer
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The single-photon exchange between a satellite and an Earth-based station has been investigated using satellite-laser-ranging retroreflectors in orbit. A return rate of 5 photons-per-second was measured from satellite Ajisai at 1650 km from the observer.

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Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2008 and 2008 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science. CLEO/QELS 2008. Conference on

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4-9 May 2008