# Long-term performance of the SwissQuantum quantum key distribution network in a field environment

 Authors: D Stucki, M Legré, F Buntschu, B Clausen, N Felber, N Gisin, L Henzen, P Junod, G Litzistorf, P Monbaron, L Monat, J-B Page, D Perroud, G Ribordy, A Rochas, S Robyr, J Tavares, R Thew, P Trinkler, S Ventura, R Voirol, N Walenta, H Zbinden New Journal of Physics 13, 123001 (2011) http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/13/12/123001 In this paper, we report on the performance of the SwissQuantum quantum key distribution (QKD) network. The network was installed in the Geneva metropolitan area and ran for more than one-and-a-half years, from the end of March 2009 to the beginning of January 2011. The main goal of this experiment was to test the reliability of the quantum layer over a long period of time in a production environment. A key management layer has been developed to manage the key between the three nodes of the network. This QKD-secure network was utilized by end-users through an application layer. stucki2011a.pdf

# BibTeX Source

@Article{1367-2630-13-12-123001,
author =       "D Stucki and M Legré and F Buntschu and B Clausen and N Felber and N Gisin and L
Henzen and P Junod and G Litzistorf and P Monbaron and L Monat and J-B Page and D
Perroud and G Ribordy and A Rochas and S Robyr and J Tavares and R Thew and P
Trinkler and S Ventura and R Voirol and N Walenta and H Zbinden",
title =        "Long-term performance of the SwissQuantum quantum key distribution network in a
field environment",
journal =      "New Journal of Physics",
volume =       "13",
number =       "12",
pages =        "123001",
URL =          "http://stacks.iop.org/1367-2630/13/i=12/a=123001",
year =         "2011",
doi =          "10.1088/1367-2630/13/12/123001",
abstract =     "In this paper, we report on the performance of the SwissQuantum quantum key
distribution (QKD) network. The network was installed in the Geneva metropolitan
area and ran for more than one-and-a-half years, from the end of March 2009 to the
beginning of January 2011. The main goal of this experiment was to test the
reliability of the quantum layer over a long period of time in a production
environment. A key management layer has been developed to manage the key between
the three nodes of the network. This QKD-secure network was utilized by end-users
through an application layer.",
}
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