Towards a global quantum network

The creation of a global quantum network is now a realistic proposition thanks to developments in satellite and fibre links and quantum memory. Applications will range from secure communication and fundamental physics experiments to a future quantum internet.

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Fig. 1: Quantum repeater architecture with satellite links.

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Simon, C. Towards a global quantum network. Nature Photon 11, 678–680 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-017-0032-0

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