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Space Applications of Quantum Technology

  1. Research

    CubeSat quantum communications mission

    Quantum communication is a prime space technology application and offers near-term possibilities for long-distance quantum key distribution (QKD) and experimental tests of quantum entanglement. However, there ...

    Daniel KL Oi, Alex Ling, Giuseppe Vallone, Paolo Villoresi, Steve Greenland, Emma Kerr, Malcolm Macdonald, Harald Weinfurter, Hans Kuiper, Edoardo Charbon and Rupert Ursin

    EPJ Quantum Technology 2017 4:6

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  2. Research

    A blueprint for a simultaneous test of quantum mechanics and general relativity in a space-based quantum optics experiment

    In this paper we propose an experiment designed to observe a general-relativistic effect on single photon interference. The experiment consists of a folded Mach-Zehnder interferometer, with the arms distribute...

    Sam Pallister, Simon Coop, Valerio Formichella, Nicolas Gampierakis, Virginia Notaro, Paul Knott, Rui Azevedo, Nikolaus Buchheim, Silvio de Carvalho, Emilia Järvelä, Matthieu Laporte, Jukka-Pekka Kaikkonen, Neda Meshksar, Timo Nikkanen and Madeleine Yttergren

    EPJ Quantum Technology 2017 4:2

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  3. Commentary

    Nanosatellite experiments to enable future space-based QKD missions

    We present a programme for establishing the space worthiness of highly-miniaturised, polarisation-entangled, photon pair sources using CubeSat nanosatellites. Once demonstrated, the photon pair sources can be ...

    Robert Bedington, Xueliang Bai, Edward Truong-Cao, Yue Chuan Tan, Kadir Durak, Aitor Villar Zafra, James A Grieve, Daniel KL Oi and Alexander Ling

    EPJ Quantum Technology 2016 3:12

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  4. Letter

    Thermal noise in BEC-phononic gravitational wave detectors

    Quasiparticles in a Bose-Einstein condensate are sensitive to space-time distortions. Gravitational waves can induce transformations on the state of phonons that can be observed through quantum state discrimin...

    Carlos Sabín, Jan Kohlrus, David Edward Bruschi and Ivette Fuentes

    EPJ Quantum Technology 2016 3:8

    Published on: 20 May 2016

  5. Review

    Macroscopic Quantum Resonators (MAQRO): 2015 update

    Do the laws of quantum physics still hold for macroscopic objects - this is at the heart of Schrödinger’s cat paradox - or do gravitation or yet unknown effects set a limit for massive particles? What is the f...

    Rainer Kaltenbaek, Markus Aspelmeyer, Peter F Barker, Angelo Bassi, James Bateman, Kai Bongs, Sougato Bose, Claus Braxmaier, Časlav Brukner, Bruno Christophe, Michael Chwalla, Pierre-François Cohadon, Adrian Michael Cruise, Catalina Curceanu, Kishan Dholakia, Lajos Diósi…

    EPJ Quantum Technology 2016 3:5

    Published on: 24 March 2016