Secure Quantum Communication Undersea Link


Finanziamento del: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)  
Calls: Science for Peace and Security (SPS)
Data inizio: 2018-07-12  Data fine: 2022-03-31
Budget totale: EUR 342.500,00  Quota INO del budget totale: EUR 153.000,00
Responsabile scientifico: Zavatta Alessandro    Responsabile scientifico per INO: Zavatta Alessandro

Sito Web: Visita

Principale Organizzazione/Istituzione/Azienda assegnataria: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO)

altre Organizzazione/Istituzione/Azienda coinvolte:
INRIM Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica
Università di Malta

altro personale INO coinvolto:

Bellini Marco
Biagi Nicola
Cataliotti Francesco Saverio
Toninelli Costanza
Vagniluca Ilaria
Viciani Silvia

Abstract: Quantum key distribution is today the sole technology able to guarantee an absolutely secure solution for the cryptographic key exchange problem. Quantum key distribution, when implemented ideally, is guaranteed to be safe by the laws of quantum mechanics, and immune to eavesdropping. On the other hand, quantum key distribution is an immature, cutting-edge technology that is still being developed into a user-friendly, commercially-viable solution. This project aims to implement safe quantum communications technologies in real-world environments, by a prototypical quantum link between Italy and the island of Malta realized utilising an existing submarine telecommunication optical fibre link.

Esperimenti/Studi INO correlati:
Quantum light state engineering
Single Emitters for Quantum technologies

Risultati scientifici:
1) Field trial of a three-state quantum key distribution scheme in the Florence metropolitan area
2) Efficient Time-Bin Encoding for Practical High-Dimensional Quantum Key Distribution