QEYnet's founders have been actively developing space-based QKD technology since 2002. Below is a list of publications that our co-founders have contributed to.

1. Paulo Vinicius Pereira Pinheiro, Poompong Chaiwongkhot, Shihan Sajeed, Rolf T. Horn, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Thomas Jennewein, Norbert Lütkenhaus, and Vadim Makarov (2018) Eavesdropping and countermeasures for backflash side channel in quantum cryptography. Under review.
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.10317)

2. Jin Gyu Lim, Elena Anisimova, Brendon L. Higgins, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Thomas Jennewein, and Vadim Makarov (2017) Laser annealing heals radiation damage in avalanche photodiodes. EPJ Quantum Technology 4, 11
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.08907)

3. Christopher J. Pugh, Sarah Kaiser, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Jeongwan Jin, Nigar Sultana, Sascha Agne, Elena Anisimova, Vadim Makarov, Eric Choi, Brendon L. Higgins, and Thomas Jennewein, (2017) Airborne demonstration of a quantum key distribution receiver payload. Quantum Science and Technology 2, 024009
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1612.06396)

4. Elena Anisimova, Brendon L. Higgins, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Miles Cranmer, Eric Choi, Danya Hudson, Louis P. Piche, Alan Scott, Vadim Makarov, and Thomas Jennewein, (2017) Mitigating radiation damage of single photon detectors for space applications. EPJ Quantum Technology 4, 10
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1702.01186)

5. Vadim Makarov, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Poompong Chaiwongkhot, Mathieu Gagné, Thomas Jennewein, Sarah Kaiser, Raman Kashyap, Matthieu Legré, Carter Minshull, and Shihan Sajeed (2016) Creation of backdoors in quantum communications via laser damage. Physics Review A 94, 030302
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1510.03148)

6. Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Brendon L. Higgins, Nikolay Gigov, Catherine Holloway, Christopher J. Pugh, Sarah Kaiser, Miles Cranmer and Thomas Jennewein (2015) Free-space quantum key distribution to a moving receiver. Optics Express 23, 33437-33447
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1505.00292)

7. Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Nikolay Gigov, Brendon L. Higgins, Zhizhong Yan, Evan Meyer-Scott, Amir K. Khandani, Norbert Lütkenhaus, and Thomas Jennewein (2015) Experimental quantum key distribution with simulated ground-to-satellite photon losses and processing limitations. Physics Review A 92, 052339
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1512.05789)

8. Shihan Sajeed, Poompong Chaiwongkhot, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Thomas Jennewein, Norbert Lütkenhaus, and Vadim Makarov (2015) Security loophole in free-space quantum key distribution due to spatial-mode detector-efficiency mismatch. Physics Review A 91, 062301
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1502.02785)

9. Kristine Boone, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Evan Meyer-Scott, Khabat Heshami, Thomas Jennewein, and Christoph Simon (2015) Entanglement over global distances via quantum repeaters with satellite links. Physics Review A 91, 052325
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1410.5384)

10. Shihan Sajeed, Igor Radchenko, Sarah Kaiser, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Anna Pappa, Laurent Monat, Matthieu Legré, and Vadim Makarov (2015) Attacks exploiting deviation of mean photon number in quantum key distribution and coin tossing. Physics Review A 91, 032326
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1412.8032)

11. Zhizhong Yan, Evan Meyer-Scott, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Brendon L. Higgins, Nikolay Gigov, Allison MacDonald, Hannes Hübel, and Thomas Jennewein (2013) Novel High-Speed Polarization Source for Decoy-State BB84 Quantum Key Distribution Over Free Space and Satellite Links. Journal of Lightwave Technology 31(9):1399-1408
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1211.3194)

12. Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Evan Meyer-Scott, Brendon L. Higgins, Bassam Helou, Christopher Erven, Hannes Hüebel, Balaji Kumar, Danya Hudson, Ian D'Souza, Ralph Girard, Norbert Lütkenhaus, Raymond Laflamme and Thomas Jennewein (2013) A Comprehensive Design and Performance Analysis of LEO Satellite Quantum Communication. New Journal of Physics 14, 023006
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1211.2733)

13. Christopher Erven, Bettina Heim, Evan Meyer-Scott, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Raymond Laflamme, Gregor Weihs and Thomas Jennewein (2012) Studying free-space transmission statistics and improving free-space quantum key distribution in the turbulent atmosphere. New Journal of Physics 14, 123018
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1208.0609)

14. Evan Meyer-Scott, Zhizhong Yan, Allison MacDonald, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Hannes Hübel and Thomas Jennewein (2011) How to implement decoy-state quantum key distribution for a satellite uplink with 50-dB channel loss. Physics Review A 84, 062326
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1111.0976)

15. Thomas Jennewein and Brendon Higgins (2013) The quantum space race. Physics World, March 2013, pp52-56.

16. David Rideout, Thomas Jennewein, Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Tommaso F Demarie, Brendon L Higgins, Achim Kempf, Adrian Kent, Raymond Laflamme, Xian Ma, Robert B Mann, Eduardo Martı́n-Martı́nez, Nicolas C Menicucci, John Moffat, Christoph Simon, Rafael Sorkin, Lee Smolin, and Daniel R Terno (2012) Fundamental quantum optics experiments conceivable with satellites—reaching relativistic distances and velocities. Classical and Quantum Gravity 29, 224011
(Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1206.4949)

17. Thomas Jennewein, Cordell Grant, Eric Choi, Christopher J. Pugh, Catherine Holloway, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Houman Hakima, Brendon L. Higgins, Robert Zee, (2014) The NanoQEY mission: ground to space quantum key and entanglement distribution using a nanosatellite. Proc. SPIE 9254, Emerging Technologies in Security and Defence II; and Quantum-Physics-based Information Security III, 925402

18. Thomas Jennewein, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin, Brendon L. Higgins, Catherine Holloway, Evan Meyer-Scott, Christopher Erven, Bettina Heim, Zhizhong Yan, Hannes Hübel, Gregor Weihs, Eric Choi, Ian D'Souza, Danya Hudson, Raymond Laflamme, (2014) QEYSSAT: a mission proposal for a quantum receiver in space. Proc. SPIE 8997, Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication VII, 89970A

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Photos of an airborne demonstration test of the payload prototype