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Lab monsters :)

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Lab monsters and guest researcher Juan Carlos García Escartín.
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Lab monster and visitor Marcos Curty.
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Lab monster and Daria are sharing monster’s food.
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Guest researchers in our lab (2014, Waterloo)

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Guest researchers Kejin Wei and Feihu Xu work with our PhD student Shihan Sajeed.
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Guest researchers Kejin Wei and Feihu Xu in our lab.
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Radiation testing of single-photon detectors for space-based quantum communications (2014, Waterloo – Vancouver)

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Ready to be shipped to Vancouver: 14 boxes of equipment on three pallets. Brendon Higgins and Elena Anisimova are nearly sleeping.
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Lego for big kids. Main hall of TRIUMF cyclotron facility in Vancouver.
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Vadim Makarov stands on top of the cyclotron: residual magnetic field chains coins.
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Elena Anisimova and Jean-Philippe Bourgoin assemble the test plate with photon detector samples.
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Elena Anisimova and Jean-Philippe Bourgoin assemble the test plate with photon detector samples.
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Test group of six avalanche photodiodes of three different models.
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Test group of six avalanche photodiodes of three different models. Front view.
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Test group of six avalanche photodiodes. Back view.
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Five test groups of avalanche photodiodes and three photomultiplier tubes are mounted on a chilled plate.
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Back of the test plate.
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Back of the test plate with electrical cables attached.
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Manager of the proton irradiation facility and Jean-Philippe Bourgoin align the covered test plate at the beam position.
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The test bench is ready to irradiate our samples.
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Proton beam dump, made of clear plastic visibly deteriorated by radiation.
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Door lock panel ensures no one is inside the test room when the proton beam is running.
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Brendon Higgins presses the radiation start button.
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Exposure count is ticking as our samples are being irradiated by high-energy protons, simulating years in orbit in a matter of minutes.
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Safety first: Louis Piche checks residual radiation level after irradiation.
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All clear: the residual radiation level here is less than a person receives when flying in a jetliner.
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Label on a storage cabinet for metal scraps.
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Brendon Higgins and Jean-Philippe Bourgoin discuss test data measured immediately after sample irradiation.
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Team members with the test setup: Brendon Higgins, Elena Anisimova, Louis Piche and Jean-Philippe Bourgoin.
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Team in the control room: Elena Anisimova, Vadim Makarov, Brendon Higgins, Thomas Jennewein, Jean-Philippe Bourgoin and Louis Piche.
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Thomas Jennewein, Elena Anisimova and Vadim Makarov in Horseshoe Bay, British Columbia.
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Lab construction (2014, Waterloo)

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Visiting PhD student Paulo Vinicius Pereira Pinheiro cuts a metal rod.
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Vadim Makarov stress-tests a newly built instrument shelf.
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Canadian quantum communication satellite (2013– , Waterloo)

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Master’s student Jin Gyu Lim shows his setup for testing single-photon detectors.
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Master’s student Jin Gyu Lim shows his setup for testing single-photon detectors.
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Master’s student Jin Gyu Lim shows his setup for testing single-photon detectors.
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PhD student Elena Anisimova and undergraduate student Jin Gyu Lim are having a meeting.
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Undergraduate student Jin Gyu Lim assembles a detector testing setup.
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4-channel single-photon detector prototype for mobile quantum receiver.
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4-channel single-photon detector prototype for mobile quantum receiver.
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4-channel single-photon detector prototype for mobile quantum receiver. Top view.
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4-channel single-photon detector prototype for mobile quantum receiver. Top view.
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4-channel single-photon detector prototype for mobile quantum receiver. Bottom view.
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4-channel single-photon detector prototype for mobile quantum receiver. Bottom view.
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Security analysis of commercial quantum cryptography equipment (2012– , Waterloo)

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PhD student Anqi Huang tests security strength of ID Quantique’s Clavis2 quantum cryptography system.
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Hacker’s distraction: Vadim’s daughter Darya, 3 months old, dressed in a shirt received from ID Quantique.
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Hacker’s distraction: Vadim’s daughter Darya, 3 months old, dressed in a shirt received from ID Quantique.
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ID Quantique’s Clavis2 commercial quantum key distribution system, with our lab’s dinosaur mascots.
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Live demo of ID Quantique’s Clavis2 commercial quantum key distribution system at Quantum-nano centre’s grand opening in Waterloo.
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Sarah Kaiser showing the lab to Charles Bennett, Luiz Davidovich and others.
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ID Quantique Quantis random number generator decapsulated.
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Low-noise avalanche single-photon detector for quantum communication (2012–  , Waterloo – Vienna – Canary Islands)

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Alice & Charlie on La Palma, in Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope. Green tracking beam is pointing over 143 km to Tenerife.
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Alice & Charlie on La Palma, in Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope. Green tracking beam is pointing towards Tenerife.
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Bob on Tenerife, in ESA Optical Ground Station telescope. Green tracking beam is pointing over 143 km to La Palma.
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Elena Anisimova and Vadim Makarov, holding new and older detector models
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Vadim Makarov with a part for avalanche photon detector
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Vadim Makarov with a part for avalanche photon detector
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Bob on Tenerife, in ESA Optical Ground Station telescope. Green tracking beam is pointing into a cloud in the direction of La Palma.
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Cracking commercial quantum cryptography by tailored bright illumination (2008–2010, Norway)

(see also separate page with explanations to these pictures)

Encrypted network node with quantum key distribution equipment Clavis2 quantum key distribution system made by ID Quantique Lars Lydersen hacking Clavis2 QKD system (1) Lars Lydersen hacking Clavis2 QKD system (2) QPN 5505 quantum key distribution system made by MagiQ Technologies Single-photon detector board from QPN 5505 QKD system X-ray of single-photon detector board from QPN 5505 Highland Technology P400 digital delay generator JDS Fitel VA4 variable optical attenuator EM4 1550 nm 100 mW fiber-pigtailed laser diode, outfitted with a heatsink and a temperature controller Tektronix TFC200 optical power meter Lars Lydersen hacking QPN 5505 QKD system

Intercept-resend attack experiment (2009, Singapore)

(see also separate page with explanations to these pictures)

Quantum hacker’s suitcase (studio shot) Scheme of eavesdropping experiment Eve, deployed and running Quantum hacker’s suitcase (during experiment) Alice with entangled photon-pair source Bob Qin Liu adjusts Eve Ilja Gerhardt sets up recording on internet link Dress rehearsal of eavesdropping experiment in the lab Antía Lamas-Linares tunes entangled-pair source Ilja Gerhardt tunes entangled-pair source Ilja Gerhardt, Antía Lamas-Linares, Christian Kurtsiefer get quantum cryptosystem working Researchers who did this experiment

Bob control experiment (2009, Singapore)

Bob control experiment Eve’s faked state generator Qin Liu assembles faked-state generator (1) Qin Liu assembles faked-state generator (3) Qin Liu assembles faked-state generator (2) New project begins by preparing a suitcase for mobile Eve’s equipment

Hacking PerkinElmer SPCM-AQR single-photon detector module (2008–2010, Norway)

Vadim Makarov works with PerkinElmer detector.  Image ©adressa.no PerkinElmer SPCM-AQR module disassembled PCB from PerkinElmer SPCM-AQR module, top side PCB from PerkinElmer SPCM-AQR module, bottom side Avalanche photodiode decapsulated

Controlling passively-quenched single-photon detector (2007, Moscow)

Single photon detector based on Si APD Optical part of Eve’s testing setup Eve’s lab Eve’s lab

Large pulse attack experiment (2000, Norway)

Artem Vakhitov tunes up eavesdropper’s setup Artem Vakhitov in quantum cryptography lab Shit happens. Damaged phase modulator (microphotograph) Shit happens. Damaged phase modulator

Quantum key distribution setup (1999–2001, Norway)

Bob’s optical setup Alice’s optical setup Bob and Alice QKD setup when it was in testing stage

Pictures of us

(see also individual photos in the list of lab members)

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Members and collaborators of the Quantum hacking lab in November 2014 (left to right): Poompong Chaiwongkhot, Carter Minshull, Mark Bourgon, Anqi Huang, Elena Anisimova, Nigar Sultana, Paulo Pinheiro, Shihan Sajeed, Vadim Makarov.
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PhD student Anqi Huang with her team’s prize-winning carving at Halloween IQC party 2014.
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Group in Norway:

Group members and Lars Lydersen’s PhD defence committee, September 2011 Group members in November 2008 Group members in September 2008 Group members in 2000

Pictures from some of the conferences we attended

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Trustworthy quantum information (TyQI) workshop in Shanghai, China, July 27–30, 2016. Some of the participants went to see the Bund.

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ID Quantique 8th winter school on quantum cybersecurity in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, January 16–21, 2016. Peak walk.
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ID Quantique 8th winter school on quantum cybersecurity in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, January 16–21, 2016. Glacier 3000.
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FRISC workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland, June 8–9, 2015. Superjeep excursion in the hills.
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FRISC workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland, June 8–9, 2015. Secret Lagoon pool and geothermal area.
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Group photo after curling  ID Quantique 6th winter school on practical quantum communications, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, January 19–23, 2014
 

Conference group photo taken on Wednesday, August 7. ©2013 IQC
Excursion to Niagara Falls on Sunday, August 10, 2013Excursion to Niagara Falls on Sunday, August 10, 2013 
QCrypt 2013, 3rd international conference on quantum cryptography, Waterloo, Canada, August 5–9, 2013. We were the local organizers of this conference.
 
 
 

Conference group photo  Tropical QKD workshop in Waterloo, Canada, June 14–17, 2010
 

Conference group photo  XI International Conference on Quantum Optics in Minsk, May 26–31, 2006
 

Seminar group photo  30 Years of Fibre Optic Research seminar at NTNU, March 4, 2003
 

Seminar group photo  Norwegian Cryptographic Seminar at NTNU, October 17–18, 2002
 

“Best poster” certificate  Our poster Practical quantum cryptography won the “Best poster presentation by a young scientist” award at the Norwegian Electro-Optics Meeting in Flåm, May 2–5, 2002.
 

Conference group photo  QUICK: Quantum interference and cryptographic keys: novel physics and advancing technologies in Cargese, Corsica, April 7–13, 2001
 

Conference group photo  1st Quantum Information Processing & Communications Workshop in Potsdam, September 27–29, 2000
 

Meeting group photo  Quantum Information meeting at KTH Kista, Stockholm, December 14–16, 1998
 

Miscellaneous

The Jolly Phi, a flag with our lab logo.  Design ©2008 Vadim Makarov Whiteboard drawing by our students. ©2013 Elena Anisimova
 
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