Continuous-variable quantum key distribution and entanglement generation using pulsed light

Date/Time: 14th October 2009 / 15:00 - - ()

Speaker: Prof. Takuya Hirano (Gakushuin University, Japan)

In the first part of my talk, I would like to discuss the present status and future prospect of continuous-variable quantum key distribution, that has gained increasing interest recently because unconditional security proof and good long-distance performance have been theoretically shown. In the second part, pulsed-light experiments on the generation of squeezed states and entanglement will be described emphasizing the advantage of utilizing pulse light.