Nanosatellites for quantum science and technology

Daniel K.L. Oi, Alex Ling, James A. Grieve, Thomas Jennewein, Aline N. Dinkelaker, Markus Krutzik

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Abstract

Bringing quantum science and technology to the space frontier offers exciting prospects for both fundamental physics and applications such as long-range secure communication and space-borne quantum probes for inertial sensing with enhanced accuracy and sensitivity. But despite important terrestrial pathfinding precursors on common microgravity platforms and promising proposals to exploit the significant advantages of space quantum missions, large-scale quantum testbeds in space are yet to be realized due to the high costs and leadtimes of traditional “Big Space” satellite development. But the “small space” revolution, spearheaded by the rise of nanosatellites such as CubeSats, is an opportunity to greatly accelerate the progress of quantum space missions by providing easy and affordable access to space and encouraging agile development. We review space quantum science and technology, CubeSats and their rapidly developing capabilities, and how they can be used to advance quantum satellite systems.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-32
Number of pages32
JournalContemporary Physics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2016

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Keywords

  • CubeSats
  • nanosatellites
  • fundamental physics
  • quantum computation
  • communications

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Oi, D. K. L., Ling, A., Grieve, J. A., Jennewein, T., Dinkelaker, A. N., & Krutzik, M. (2016). Nanosatellites for quantum science and technology. Contemporary Physics, 1-32. https://doi.org/10.1080/00107514.2016.1235150
Oi, Daniel K.L. ; Ling, Alex ; Grieve, James A. ; Jennewein, Thomas ; Dinkelaker, Aline N. ; Krutzik, Markus. / Nanosatellites for quantum science and technology. In: Contemporary Physics. 2016 ; pp. 1-32.
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Nanosatellites for quantum science and technology. / Oi, Daniel K.L.; Ling, Alex; Grieve, James A.; Jennewein, Thomas; Dinkelaker, Aline N.; Krutzik, Markus.

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