Quantum communications

Space-borne quantum source to secure communication

Research News /

Soon, powerful quantum computers will be able to easily crack conventional mathematically encrypted codes. Entangled photons generated by a spaceborne quantum source could enable hack-proof key exchange for ultra high security applications. A Fraunhofer research team has developed a highperformance quantum source robust enough for deployment in space. They aim to launch the first European quantum satellite in some four years’ time.