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Fraunhofer IOF to Revolutionize Quantum Communications and Microscopy

New encryption methods

In the world of communication, Fraunhofer IOF is developing a new encryption technology known as "quantum key distribution" (QKD for short)  to protect data today against the cyber attacks of tomorrow. At CES 2021, Fraunhofer IOF will showcase the EPS (short for “Entangled Photon Source”) that generates entangled photon pairs that can serve as the basis for generating quantum-based keys. 


But that's not all that Fraunhofer IOF uses entangled photon pairs for. These elements also serve as the basis of a new microscopy technique that does not cause irreversible damage to the samples as light radiation does. This is because these two photons exchange information with each other without having to interact with the sample itself.

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