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Laser equipment for quantum key distribution

Quantum technology is certainly one of the biggest trend topics at Photonics West 2018. While China has taken the lead in this field, Europe will catch up with a 1-billion-Euro flagship project in 2018. At the core of most such projects, there is sophisticated laser technology for the preparation and measurement of quantum mechanical properties of photons or atoms.
A new satellite-based source for entangled photons will be shown in San Francisco. Funded by the European Space Agency ESA, a team from Fraunhofer IOF has transformed ideas from research at the world-famous Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Vienna, Austria, into an engineering qualification model. Furthermore, they are working on special adaptive optics for ground- and space-based optical terminals. This quantum technology will be part of a new generation of space-based laser systems that allow faster and more secure communication among satellites and between satellites and ground stations.

Exhibitor: Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

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Booth number: 4529-66