Quantum communication with an accelerated partner

Downes, T. G., Ralph, T. C. and Walk, N. (2013) Quantum communication with an accelerated partner. Physical Review A, 87 1: 012327.1-012327.7. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.87.012327

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Author Downes, T. G.
Ralph, T. C.
Walk, N.
Title Quantum communication with an accelerated partner
Journal name Physical Review A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-2947
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevA.87.012327
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 87
Issue 1
Start page 012327.1
End page 012327.7
Total pages 7
Place of publication College Park, MD., United States
Publisher American Physical Society
Language eng
Formatted abstract
An unsolved problem in relativistic quantum information research is how to model efficient, directional quantum communication between localized parties in a fully quantum field-theoretical framework. We propose a tractable approach to this problem based on calculating expectation values of localized field observables in the Heisenberg picture. We illustrate our approach by analyzing, and obtaining approximate analytical solutions to, the problem of communicating coherent states between an inertial sender, Alice, and an accelerated receiver, Rob. We use these results to determine the efficiency with which continuous variable quantum key distribution could be carried out over such a communication channel.
Keyword Cryptography
Quantum optics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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