Node Modules and Protocols for the Quantum-Back-Bone of a Quantum-Key-Distribution Network

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Maurhart, O.; Lorünser, T.; Länger, T.; Pacher, C.; Peev, M.; Poppe, A. (Austrian Research Centers GmbH - ARC, Department Safety and Security, Quantum Technologies, Donau-City-Str. 1, 1220 Vienna, Austria)

The very recent demonstration of the SECOQC QKD-network convincingly extended single QKD-links to QKD-networks gaining new functionalities. The needed interfaces, protocols and node modules are explained.