QuReP News

18 months of real-world quantum key distribution

In a recently published article, researchers from the QuReP partners, University of Geneva and IDQ, along with CERN and the University of Applied Sciences in Geneva report the results of the SwissQuantum Network. The network used quantum key distribution for secure communication between the University of Geneva, CERN and the University of Applied Sciences in Geneva. The network has been running reliably for more than 18 month in real-world conditions, which proves that the technology can live up to commercial requirements. The article, published in the New Journal of Physics, has been highlighted as  an IOP select publication - despite only being published in September it has been downloaded over 250 times (only 10% of articles achieve this within a given year normally).