Space-to-ground quantum-communication using an optical ground station: A feasibility study

Author(s)
Paolo Villoresi, F Tamburini, Markus Aspelmeyer, Thomas Jennewein, Rupert Ursin, Claudio Pernechele, G Bianco, Anton Zeilinger, Cesare Barbieri
Abstract

We have tested the experimental prerequisites for a Space-to-Ground quantum communication link between satellites and an optical ground station. The feasibility of our ideas is being assessed using the facilities of the ASI Matera Laser Ranging Observatory (MLRO). Specific emphasis is put on the necessary technological modifications of the existing infrastructure to achieve single photon reception from an orbiting satellite.

Organisation(s)
External organisation(s)
Università degli Studi di Padova, Matera Space Geodesy Center, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW)
Pages
113-120
No. of pages
8
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1117/12.564296
Publication date
2004
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103026 Quantum optics
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/spacetoground-quantumcommunication-using-an-optical-ground-station-a-feasibility-study(89f9517f-bb98-49dc-be13-7ccb6b12d13e).html