AIT’s Optical Quantum Technologies experts develop worldwide unique quantum key distribution systems based on entangled photons (light particles). The secure distribution of electronic keys is an essential prerequisite for secure electronic communication between two parties.

Research in the field of Optical Quantum Technologies focuses on improving the key distribution system and developing and advancing individual system components. Our experts provide contract research and innovations in the following fields of expertise:

  • Photonic communication networks with integrated QKD

  • Point-to-point QKD-links

  • Photonic components and subsystems

  • Products and instrumentation

Another research focus is on "Information theoretically secure storage of sensitive data (Archistar)"