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Show simple item record Roux, S 2011-10-06T11:59:59Z 2011-10-06T11:59:59Z 2011-07
dc.identifier.citation Roux, S. 2011. Tangling with telecomes. Popular Mechanics (2011), pp 72-73 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0032-4558
dc.description en_US
dc.description.abstract At the CSIR’s National Laser Centre, a team of researchers is pursuing Free Space Quantum Communication: transmitting optical signals by using the quantum properties of laser light. The aim is to provide secure and safe ways of communication using lasers as opposed to fibre optic cables. Fibre optics have revolutionised hard-wired communications, but they can be tapped or tampered with. There’s a significant benefit to using quantum methods: tapping into an encrypted quantum communication would (a) destroy the data being communicated, and (b) be registered as an intrusion. No fiddling or tampering can be executed without the system being able to detect this. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Popular Mechanics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow request;7346
dc.subject Free space quantum communication en_US
dc.subject Laser light en_US
dc.subject Telecomes en_US
dc.subject Mechanics en_US
dc.subject Fibre optics en_US
dc.subject Lasers en_US
dc.title Tangling with telecomes en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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