Free-space quantum key distribution is gaining increasing interest as a leading platform for long range quantum communication. However, the sensitivity of quantum correlations to scattering induced by turbulent atmospheric links limits the performance of such systems. Recently, a method for compensating for the scattering of entangled photons was demonstrated, allowing for real-time optimization of their quantum correlations. In this Letter, we demonstrate the use of wavefront shaping for compensating for the scattering of non-collinear and non-degenerate entangled photons. These results demonstrate the applicability of wavefront shaping schemes for protocols utilizing the large bandwidth and emission angle of the entangled photons.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program; Israel Science Foundation (1268/16); United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (2017694).
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