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An Application of Quantum Networks for Secure Video Surveillance



Alan Mink, Lijun Ma, Xiao Tang, Barry J. Hershman


In this chapter we have discussed the QKD protocol and its potential to secure video surveillance applications. We have shown examples of a QKD implementation along with reference to other implementations. We have also shown some innovations that can reduce QKD costs, limit some of the side channel attacks and provide hardware support to off load CPU processing. In addition we have discussed the expansion of QKD into quantum networks and the concern and complexities associated with trusted intermediate nodes. We also touched on the need for integration with existing network infrastructure, providing services necessary for deployment and an on-going standards effort that is needed by both customers and developers. QKD is an attractive technology that holds significant promise but requires substantial research to bring it to fruition. QKD may not develop into a viable widely deployable technology, but with on-going research at least niche applications have potential.
Video Surveillance
ISBN: 978-953-307-436-8
Publisher Info
I-TECH Education and Publishing, Vienna, -1


quantum key distribution, QKD, quantum networks, up-conversion detector, secure video surveillance


Mink, A. , Ma, L. , Tang, X. and Hershman, B. (2011), An Application of Quantum Networks for Secure Video Surveillance, Video Surveillance, I-TECH Education and Publishing, Vienna, -1, [online], (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created February 1, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017