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Advancing Secure Communications: A Better Single-photon Emitter for Quantum Cryptography

April 9, 2013

a nanowire single photon emitter In a development that could make the advanced form of secure communications known as quantum cryptography more practical, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a simpler, more efficient single-photon emitter that can be made using traditional semiconductor processing techniques. Full Story

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