PMD-Tolerant 20 krad/s Endless Polarization and Phase Control for BB84-Based QKD with TDM Pilot Signals
TDM-based polarization and differential phase control with 35ps PMD tolerance and 20krad/s tracking speed is demonstrated. 600ns intervals are reserved for QKD and for 0°- and 45°-polarized pilot signals. ECLs are modulated directly, with high extinction. Power budget is 17dB, fiber length is 63km.