Quantum hackers suitcase. Optical part of the eavesdropping setup
The suitcase contains Eves copy of Bobs photon detection unit and a faked-state generator. The latter consists of many components mounted on an optical breadboard: 9 semiconductor lasers (roughly 800 nm wavelength, fiber-coupled), polarization controllers, variable attenuators, 2x2 fused fiber couplers. On the lid, control electronics for the faked-state generator is mounted.
This picture from Quantum hacking lab gallery is included in Picture Collection (ref. nr. a290-32) on Photo Pages.
See also better-quality studio shot .
Taken on July 4, 2009 at the National University of Singapore.
Fujichrome Sensia 100 film, Canon
How you can use this image. ©2009 Vadim Makarov