András Mihály, and László Bacsárdi

Optical transmittance based store and forward routing in satellite networks

Quantum computing will play a crucial part in our security infrastructure for the coming years. Quantum networks can consist of direct optical fiber or free-space links. With the use of satellite channels, we can create a quantum network with higher coverage than using optical fibers where the distances are limited due to the properties of the fiber. One of the highest drivers of cost for satellite networks, apart from the cost of the technology needed for such systems, are the costs of launching and maintaining said satellites. By minimizing the satellites needed for a well-functioning quantum network, we can decrease said network’s cost, thus enabling a cheaper quantum internet. In this paper, we present an optical transmittance-based routing algorithm with which it is possible to conduct successful quantum entanglement transfer between terrestrial nodes.


DOI: 10.36244/ICJ.2023.2.2


Please cite this paper the following way:

András Mihály, and László Bacsárdi, "Optical transmittance based store and forward routing in satellite networks", Infocommunications Journal, Vol. XV, No 2, June 2023, pp. 8-13.,