The National Quantum Communications System at HUJI
The Quantum Information Science Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has won a NIS 7.5 million tender from the Government of Israel to build a deployable demonstration of a Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) system. In this talk I will first present what is a QKD system, why might it be needed, and what our efforts, goals and accomplishments have been to this end. Our work is set to position Israel among the selective club of nations with such a technology and research infrastructure.
I will also present shortly the work of researchers at Hebrew University and other members of our consortium to establish this homegrown infrastructure.