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Quantum Communications in Optical Networks
Áreas de investigación
  • Ciencias de la computación y tecnología informática
The potential use of quantum systems to process and transmit information has impulsed the emergence of quantum information technologies such as quantum key distribution. Despite looking promising, their use out of the laboratory is limited since they are a very delicate technology due to the need of working at the single quantum level. In this work we show how to use them in optical telecommunication networks. Using an existing infrastructure and sharing it with other signals, both quantum and conventional, reduces dramatically the cost and allows to reach a large group of users. In this work, we will first integrate quantum signals in the most common passive optical networks, for their simplicity and reach to final users. Then, we extend this study by proposing a quantum metropolitan optical network based on wavelength-division multiplexing and wavelengthaddressing, verifying its operation mode in a testbed. Later, we study the distribution of entangled photon-pairs between the users of the network with the objective of covering as much different technologies as possible. We further explore other network architectures, changing the topology and the technology used at the nodes. The resulting network scales better at the cost of a more complex and expensive infrastructure. Finally, we tackle the distance limitation problem of quantum communications. The solution offered is based on networkcoding and allows, using multiple paths and nodes, to modulate the information leaked to each node, and thus, the degree of trust placed in them.
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  • Autor: Alex Ciurana Aguilar (UPM)
  • Director: Vicente Martin Ayuso (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de investigación en Información y Computación Cuántica (GIICC)
  • Departamento: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería de Software
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