Apr 14, 2023

Developments towards a Quantum Internet

Stellenbosch, South Africa
4:00 pm (GMT+01:00)
General public
National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NITheCS)
Type of event:
Hybrid event

Quantum information science offers an alternative method of ensuring the security of information through the application of quantum communication. Quantum communication, or more specifically, Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), is based on a physical process of ensuring information security through transmitting quantum carriers in the form of single photons. Single photons are transmitted via a quantum channel that can be either free space or an optical fibre. A secure key is created from the key distribution process. This shifts the paradigm away from a mathematical approach towards a physical approach to ensuring information security. Quantum communications leverage the properties of quantum state preparation and measurement and intrinsic quantum phenomena such as entanglement to create secure communications networks and enable a range of longer-term applications, including distributed sensing and remote or distributed quantum computing. A primary motivation for developing quantum communication systems is to create secure communication networks to protect against data security threats. Here we explore developments in the field that could lead to a quantum internet.

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