Feasibility of direct quantum communications between the UK and Ireland via 224 km of underwater fibre

Ben Amies-Kin*, Karolina P. Schatz, Haofan Duan, Ayan Biswas, Jack Bailey, Adrian Felvinti, Jaimes Winward, Mike Dixon, Mariella Minder, Rupesh Kumar, Sophie Albosh, Marco Lucamarini

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Quantum key distribution is required for unconditionally secure communications against an eavesdropper with a powerful quantum computer. We present the first QKD feasibility study over long-haul submarine fibre, between Great Britain and Ireland.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventBritish and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics, BICOP 2023 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Dec 202315 Dec 2023


ConferenceBritish and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics, BICOP 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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