The Demo Centre on Quantum Communication Applications will be focused on the perspectives of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), where the security of the communication relies on the fundamental properties of quantum states of light. While it has straightforward applications for protection of sensitive data in the financial, governmental, health fields, Quantum Communication can be seen in a broader perspective as a basic building block for the future quantum internet that will allow for fast and secure data transfer in smart and green cities.
The course will be divided in four main parts:
1. Interactive introduction to the basic concepts of Quantum Communication;
2. Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) and infield implementations, including a practical demonstration of QKD in collaboration with Quantum Telecommunication Italy (QTI, http://qticompany.com/);
3. Ground to space interfaces (in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency - ASI);
4. Cybersecurity industrial application examples in collaboration with Quantum Telecommunication Italy (QTI).