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Bridging the gap between varying optical networks, optical format conversion technologies come into play. Among these, Optical Inter-Satellite Links (OISLs) are particularly noteworthy for their compactness, energy efficiency, and impressive multi-gigabit-per-second data rates. RF links are also viable. Read this article that compares both technologies.
With a deep expertise in optical filters Iridian Spectral Technologies is positioned at the forefront of developing cutting-edge optical filter solutions for the satcom industry.
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PHOTONIS GROUP is a global leader of highly differentiated technology for detection, imaging and light. The group is now developing adjacent technologies, expanding to particle detection markets. To illustrate that strategy, PHOTONIS GROUP becomes EXOSENS GROUP.
A recent publication experimentally demonstrated quantum weak coin flipping — a cryptographic primitive that allows two mistrustful parties to agree on a random bit when they favor opposite outcomes.
This demonstration was made possible thanks to the detection performance of SNSPDs at telecom wavelengths. The team made good use of a high-efficiency, low-noise ID281 Superconducting Nanowire system from ID Quantique (IDQ).
On 26 August 2023, The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched their X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) with Photonis’s Modulated X-Ray Sources (MXS) on board.
In collaboration with SRON, Photonis developed the MXS, which are essential for accurately calibrating the energy scale of the Resolve Instrument.
Photonis’s Glass Manufacturing and Glass Engineering experts melt and mold the glass for crafting into various products, such as Microchannel Plates, Channeltrons®, Resistive Glass Products, and Time-of-Flight Ion Detectors — including the patented APTOF and BPTOF Series. These are used in a variety of applications, such as Mass Spectrometry & Residual Gas Analysis, Surface Analysis, and Space Missions.
At the International Cryptographic Module Conference (ICMC23), ID Quantique (IDQ) announced that its Quantis QRNG chips have just received NIST ESV certification (see Certificate #63) on the Independent and Identically Distributed (IID) entropy estimation track. This certification offers the highest attainable security and robustness level for the generation of random bits. It makes IDQ’s range of QRNG chips ideal for all security applications and integration into devices for automotive, computing, critical infrastructure, IoT, mobile, and space communications to meet the most stringent security requirements.
In an article, ID Quantque (IDQ) CEO Gregoire Ribordy explains “Why it’s time to implement a quantum-safe network.” As the quantum technologies ecosystem continues to expand rapidly, advances in QKD and PQC make a compelling case for cybersecurity professionals to act today to secure the future.
The article digs deeper into two different technologies: