Welcome to Quantum Sensing News: The latest Quantum Sensing and Single-Photon Systems updates brought to you by ID Quantique.
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In this edition, we share our use case on how a team at the University of Geneva has achieved QKD beyond 400km using ultra-low-noise SNSPD.
We go on to invite you to our new webinar series, in which we’ll be talking about ‘the quest for the perfect detector – single-photon detection solutions and applications’.
Presented by Félix Bussières, our VP Research & Technology, it’s the perfect place to learn about the latest developments in the technology, as well as ask your questions.
Finally, you can now ask for a product demo or loan for our ID900 series, so don’t hesitate.
Enjoy the reading and stay healthy!
Use Case: QKD beyond 400km using ultra-low-noise SNSPD
Using IDQ’s quantum sensing technology, a team at the University of Geneva achieved QKD over record-long distance with standard optical fibres, opening new possibilities for secure communication in existing telecommunication networks.
The team at the Group of Applied Physics (GAP) used IDQ ID281 superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) with tailored optical spectral. The result was high detection efficiency and an ultra-low dark count rate without any need for repeaters.
IDQ launches a new quantum sensing webinar series
The series will be based on ‘the quest for the perfect detector – single-photon detection solutions and applications’.
Félix Bussières, our VP Research & Technology, will explore recent developments in single-photon detection and show you how close you can get from the perfect detector.