Metrology Research Institute is involved in project MeTISQ: “Metrology for Testing the Implementation Security of Quantum Key Distribution Hardware” financed by the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR).
Metrology Research Institute (MRI) participates in the work package 1 (WP1), Metrology for implementation security of detectors in QKD receiver modules. WP1 aims to develop certifiable methods for the characterisation and the prevention of hardware vulnerabilities in practical QKD systems. Implementation security aims to study the vulnerabilities of QKD systems and to develop the most suitable techniques to remove them. MRI contributes to prepare, characterise and calibrate a compact pulsed light source, laser or LED, for studying gated InGaAs/InP SPAD detectors at a wavelength of 1550 nm.