Experimental Progress on Quantum Communication with Quantum Dot Based Devices

Part of the Lecture Notes in Nanoscale Science and Technology book series (LNNST, volume 27)


Quantum communication is a key branch in the field of quantum information. Quantum dot devices have very promising applications in quantum communication due to the advantage in emitting single photon with good purity and high generation rate. In this chapter, a brief introduction of quantum communication, i.e., quantum key distribution, quantum teleportation, and atom–photon entanglement, is given. The experimental progresses in applying quantum dot devices in these directions are summarized. In each direction, a typical example is introduced in details to show clearly the main principles and technology involved in these experimental progresses.


Quantum key distribution Quantum teleportation Spin–photon entanglement Quantum network Quantum dot-based devices 


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  1. 1.Institute of Fundamental and Frontier SciencesUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduChina

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