27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Polarization Encoded QKD in Fibre

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Poster Track C - Lasers, Optics and Spectroscopy


Ms Sharmini Pillay (University of KwaZulu-Natal)


QKD uses quantum mechanics to ensure a secure line of communication between two parties. The implementation of QKD using the BB84 protocol in fibre optic cables is a challenge due to birefringence. However this can now be compensated for in a fibre optic cable, thus allowing polarization encoded QKD in fibre.

Primary author

Ms Sharmini Pillay (University of KwaZulu-Natal)


Mr Abdul Mirza (University of KwaZulu-Natal) Prof. Francesco Petruccione (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

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