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Quantum Communications – how will Quantum Technology revolutionize the Internet?

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  • Organisers

    Stephan Pachnicke, Kiel University, Germany
    Michela Svaluto Moreolo, CTTC, Spain
    Paola Parolari, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

  • Day & Time

    21.09.2022, 13:30 – 15:15

  • Location

    Room Kairo

  • Description

    Secure and robust optical networks are key for future interconnected societies. Quantum Technology will play a major role in that context as it will offer inherent hardware-based security, which will also withstand future security attacks based on Quantum Computers.

    Major initiatives worldwide currently investigate prototypical Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) systems, which long-term will seamlessly include various different approaches including quantum repeaters, trusted nodes and satellite connections to also bridge long-haul distances.

    This symposium shall investigate the state of the art and future directions of quantum communications, identifying technologies and challenges for enabling a future quantum Internet. It shall shed light on how and when such approaches may be ready for implementation into optical transmission systems and networks as well as what challenges still exist.

  • Programme

    Part I: Deployment and mid-term perspective (30 min, 15 min per speaker)
     DemoQuanDT: Deployment of a long-haul QKD-link with trusted nodes (Slides), Oleg Nikiforov, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
     Status and perspectives of satellite quantum communications: toward a fully connected quantum network (Slides), Daniele Dequal, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), Italy

    Part II: Component and system roadmaps (30 min, 15 min per speaker)
     Quantum communication networks: a commercial perspective, James Dynes, Toshiba, UK
     Postquantum Cryptography and Standardization Efforts (Slides), Helmut Grießer, ADVA Optical Networking SE, Germany

    Part III: Future vision (30 min, 15 min per speaker)
     QRNG and QKD using classical hardware (Slides), Valerio Pruneri, ICFO, Spain
     Functions expected of the quantum internet and roadmap in Japan (Slides), Mikio Fujiwara, NICT, Japan

    Discussion and Wrap Up (15 min)