Classical capacity of free-space optical communication

Vittorio Giovannetti*, Saikat Guha, Seth Lloyd Lorenzo Maccone, Jeffrey H. Shapiro, Brent J. Yen, Horace Pak-Hong Yuen

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations


The classical-information capacity of lossy bosonic channels is studied, with emphasis on the far-field free space channel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-499
Number of pages11
JournalQuantum Information and Computation
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

Cite this

Giovannetti, V., Guha, S., Maccone, S. L. L., Shapiro, J. H., Yen, B. J., & Yuen, H. P-H. (2004). Classical capacity of free-space optical communication. Quantum Information and Computation, 4(6-7), 489-499.