Generation and analysis of correlated pairs of photons on a satellite

Tang Zhongkan, Rakhitha Chandrasekara, Yue Chuan Tan, Cliff Cheng, Daniel Oi, Alexander Ling

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


We report the operation of a photon pair source on board a nanosatellite. Pair generation and polarization correlation are demonstrated in low Earth orbit: an important milestone towards compact entangled photon pair sources for future space-based quantum communication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherThe Optical Society
ISBN (Print)9781943580194
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2014
EventFrontiers in Optics 2016 - Rochester, United States
Duration: 17 Oct 201621 Oct 2016


ConferenceFrontiers in Optics 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • nanosatellite
  • pair generation
  • photon pair source


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