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|Title:||In-field entanglement distribution over a 96 km-long submarine optical fibre|
Joshi, Siddarth Koduru
Zichi, Julien R.
Dobrovolskiy, Sergiy. M.
Molen, Rene van der
Los, Johannes W. N.
Versteegh, Marijn A. M.
|Citation:||Wengerowsky, S., Joshi, S. K., Steinlechner, F., Zichi, J. R., Dobrovolskiy, S., van der Molen, R., ... & Calonico, D. (2018). In-field entanglement distribution over a 96 km-long submarine optical fibre. arXiv preprint arXiv:1803.00583.|
|Abstract:||Techniques for the distribution of quantum-secured cryptographic keys have reached a level of maturity allowing them to be implemented in all kinds of environments, away from any form of laboratory infrastructure. Here, we detail the distribution of entanglement between Malta and Sicily over a 96 km-long submarine telecommunications optical fibre cable. We used this standard telecommunications fibre as a quantum channel to distribute polarisation-entangled photons and were able to observe around 257 photon pairs per second, with a polarisation visibility above 90%. Our experiment demonstrates the feasibility of using deployed submarine telecommunications optical fibres as long-distance quantum channels for polarisation-entangled photons. This opens up a plethora of possibilities for future experiments and technological applications using existing infrastructure.|
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