Abstract – OptiSystem software is used to implement BB84 QKD protocol and enable transmission of coded bits over the FSO channel. The effect of the weather condition on the performance of the BB84 QKD system is investigated. QBER performance metric is used to measure the QKD system
Speaker’s Bio – Dr. Ahmad Atieh is a VP at Optiwave Systems Inc. Canada. He received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Yarmouk University, Jordan, an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has contributed more than 100 technical papers in different refereed journals and at international conferences. He holds over 25 issued patents and several pending patents. His current research interests are in the fields of optical fiber communication systems, including optical fiber characterization, optical amplifiers, nonlinear fiber optics, and optical communication transmission systems.