Dr Andrew Shields of Toshiba has been awarded the 2022 Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics. The award recognises his pioneering research and development – spanning two decades – into quantum communication devices and systems, realising breakthroughs that allow it to be used in conventional networks.
28 October 2022
Toshiba Europe has been awarded a prestigious Institute of Physics Award for Business Innovation. This recognises Toshiba’s pioneering Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technology developed over two decades of research, protecting communication infrastructure from present and future cyber-threats, and commercialising UK-manufactured products which pave the road to the quantum internet.
28 October 2021
Toshiba Europe Ltd today announced it has developed the world’s first chip-based quantum key distribution (QKD) system.
21 October 2021
Countering the growing threat to traditional network security from quantum computing, BT and Toshiba today announced that the two companies will build and trial the world’s first commercially available quantum-secured metro network.
5 October 2021
8 June 2021
The 6km network uses Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) to ensure ultra-secure data transmission between the National Composites Centre (NCC) and the Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS) in Bristol
1 October 2020
Toshiba Research Europe Ltd (TREL), BT, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Cambridge, today announce that they will join the OPENQKD pilot project to install a test quantum communication infrastructure across Europe.
Toshiba Research Europe is leading a secure encryption project to develop low-cost integrated chips using new encryption technologies to enable more secure transmission of data, as announced by Innovate UK, UK Research and Innovation and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
22 November 2018
Twin-Field QKD allows secure quantum key distribution over 500 km of optical fibre.
2 May 2018
TREL shows in Nature Communications that quantum dot devices based on indium phosphide are capable of electrically injected single photon and entangled photon pair emission around 1550 nm. Entanglement fidelity of 87 ± 4% is sufficient for the application of one-way error correction protocols and the emission at 1550 nm can be directly integrated with existing long distance quantum communication and cryptography systems.
28 February 2018
Proof-of-principle demonstration of quantum digital signatures (QDS) mediated by measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution (MDI-QKD). Published today in Nature Communications TREL has devised an efficient protocol to distil multiple signatures from the same block of data, thus reducing the statistical fluctuations in the sample and greatly enhancing the final QDS rate in the finite-size scenario.
23 October 2017
BT and Toshiba today opened the UK’s first secure quantum communication showcase at BT’s research and development centre in Ipswich.
13 October 2016
Scientific Reports paper demonstrates a full quantum encryption system operating with a bandwidth of 200 Gb/s over 100 km of fibre and shows quantum encryption of 10 Tb/s is feasible for a 50 km fibre.
13 October 2016
Compact semiconductor-laser system that can be directly phase modulated reported by Toshiba in Physical Review X.
20 September 2016
Toshiba reports in Nature Nanotechnology a device that can send the photons in weak laser light in different directions based on their number.
18 July 2016
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npj Quantum Information, vol 6, 14 (7 pages), 31 January 2020
M. Li, T.C. Zorila and R. Doddipatla
Accepted to present at IEEE ICASSP 2021, Toronto, Canada / arXiv
B. Serhan, H. Pandya, A. Kucukyilmaz, G. Neumann
International Conference on Robotics and Automation