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How to implement decoy-state quantum key distribution for a satellite uplink with 50 dB channel loss

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6 Author(s)
Meyer-Scott, E. ; Inst. for Quantum Comput., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada ; Yan, Z. ; MacDonald, A. ; Bourgoin, J.
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We demonstrate quantum key distribution at total transmission losses up to 57 dB. We show this is sufficient for a satellite uplink, which benefits from the simplicity of the satellite receiver but is experimentally challenging.

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Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), 2012 Conference on

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6-11 May 2012

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