Quantum Satellite Device Tests Technology for Global Quantum Network

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 08:31 in Physics & Chemistry

A team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Alexander Ling from the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore has become the first to test in orbit technology for satellite-based quantum network nodes. They have put a compact device carrying components used in quantum communication and computing into orbit. The team's device creates and measures pairs of light particles, called photons. Results from space show that it is making pairs of photons with correlated properties - an indicator of performance.

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