Drone-based quantum key distribution

Samantha Isaac, Andrew Conrad, Tahereh Rezaei, Daniel Sanchez-Rosales, Roderick Cochran, Akash Gutha, Daniel Gauthier, Paul Kwiat

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Current quantum cryptography implementations focus on fiber-based or fixed free-space point-to-point channels. We seek to expand this to quantum communication from mobile platforms. Here, we report progress towards tracking system stabilization and air-to-air signal coupling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberATu1S.2
JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2021
EventCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO:A and T 2021 - Part of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: May 9 2021May 14 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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