Deploying quantum light sources on nanosatellites II

lessons and perspectives on CubeSat spacecraft

R. Bedington, E. Truong-Cao, Y. C. Tan, C. Cheng, K. Durak, J. Grieve, A. Ling, J. Larsen, D. Oi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Abstract

To enable space-based quantum key distribution proposals the Centre for Quantum Technologies is developing a source of entangled photons ruggedized to survive deployment in space and greatly miniaturised so that it conforms to the strict form factor and power requirements of a 1U CubeSat. The Small Photon Entangling Quantum System is an integrated instrument where the pump, photon pair source and detectors are combined within a single optical tray and electronics package that is no larger than 10 cm x 10 cm x 3 cm. This footprint enables the instrument to be placed onboard nanosatellites or the CubeLab structure aboard the International Space Station. We will discuss the challenges and future prospects of CubeSat-based missions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectro-Optical and Infrared Systems
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology and Applications XII; and Quantum Information Science and Technology
EditorsDavid A. Huckridge, Reinhard Ebert, Mark T. Gruneisen, Miloslav Dusek, John G. Rarity
Place of PublicationWashington, DC.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2015
EventElectro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XII; and Quantum Information Science and Technology - Toulouse, France
Duration: 22 Sep 201523 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume9648
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceElectro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XII; and Quantum Information Science and Technology
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Period22/09/1523/09/15

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Nanosatellites
nanosatellites
Spacecraft
Light sources
light sources
Photon
spacecraft
Photons
photons
trays
Quantum cryptography
Quantum Key Distribution
International Space Station
footprints
Form Factors
Space stations
Quantum Systems
Pump
form factors
proposals

Keywords

  • CubeSat
  • entanglement
  • nanosatellite
  • space based quantum communication

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Bedington, R., Truong-Cao, E., Tan, Y. C., Cheng, C., Durak, K., Grieve, J., ... Oi, D. (2015). Deploying quantum light sources on nanosatellites II: lessons and perspectives on CubeSat spacecraft. In D. A. Huckridge, R. Ebert, M. T. Gruneisen, M. Dusek, & J. G. Rarity (Eds.), Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XII; and Quantum Information Science and Technology [964811] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 9648). Washington, DC.. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2199037
Bedington, R. ; Truong-Cao, E. ; Tan, Y. C. ; Cheng, C. ; Durak, K. ; Grieve, J. ; Ling, A. ; Larsen, J. ; Oi, D. / Deploying quantum light sources on nanosatellites II : lessons and perspectives on CubeSat spacecraft. Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XII; and Quantum Information Science and Technology. editor / David A. Huckridge ; Reinhard Ebert ; Mark T. Gruneisen ; Miloslav Dusek ; John G. Rarity. Washington, DC., 2015. (Proceedings of SPIE).
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Bedington, R, Truong-Cao, E, Tan, YC, Cheng, C, Durak, K, Grieve, J, Ling, A, Larsen, J & Oi, D 2015, Deploying quantum light sources on nanosatellites II: lessons and perspectives on CubeSat spacecraft. in DA Huckridge, R Ebert, MT Gruneisen, M Dusek & JG Rarity (eds), Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XII; and Quantum Information Science and Technology., 964811, Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9648, Washington, DC., Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XII; and Quantum Information Science and Technology, Toulouse, France, 22/09/15. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2199037

Deploying quantum light sources on nanosatellites II : lessons and perspectives on CubeSat spacecraft. / Bedington, R.; Truong-Cao, E.; Tan, Y. C.; Cheng, C.; Durak, K.; Grieve, J.; Ling, A.; Larsen, J.; Oi, D.

Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XII; and Quantum Information Science and Technology. ed. / David A. Huckridge; Reinhard Ebert; Mark T. Gruneisen; Miloslav Dusek; John G. Rarity. Washington, DC., 2015. 964811 (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 9648).

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Bedington R, Truong-Cao E, Tan YC, Cheng C, Durak K, Grieve J et al. Deploying quantum light sources on nanosatellites II: lessons and perspectives on CubeSat spacecraft. In Huckridge DA, Ebert R, Gruneisen MT, Dusek M, Rarity JG, editors, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XII; and Quantum Information Science and Technology. Washington, DC. 2015. 964811. (Proceedings of SPIE). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2199037