Dispersion supported BB84 quantum key distribution using phase modulated light

Autores UPV
Revista IEEE Photonics Journal


We propose and experimentally demonstrate that, contrary to what was thought up to now, an efficient BB84 operation is feasible using the double phase modulator (PMPM) configuration in frequency-coded quantum key distribution systems without dispersion compensation. This is achieved by exploiting the chromatic dispersion provided by the fiber linking Alice and Bob. Thus, we refer to this system as dispersion supported or as the DS BB84 PMPM configuration. © 2011 IEEE.