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3 April 2013 General model on polarization compensation in satellite-to-ground quantum communication
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A general model in satellite-to-ground quantum communication is proposed by investigating the effect of a laser acquisition, pointing, and tracking (APT) system on the polarization state of single photons. The eccentricity of the general model ranges from 0 to 1, which means that a circular orbit can be introduced reasonably. Moreover, the geocentric-equatorial coordinate system, which can utilize the two-line elements, is used in the general model. Two kinds of simulations are performed, and we found that the rotations of polarization state are obviously influenced by the APT system. Our model could be applied in a realistic satellite-to-ground quantum communication system.
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Ming Li, Pengfei Lu, Zhongyuan Yu, Yumin Liu, Lidong Zhang, and Chuanghua Yang "General model on polarization compensation in satellite-to-ground quantum communication," Optical Engineering 52(4), 045001 (3 April 2013).
Published: 3 April 2013

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