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Is Quantum Cryptography Provably Secure?

Published

Author(s)

Anastase Nakassis, Joshua C. Bienfang, Paul M. Johnson, Alan Mink, D J. Rogers, Xiao Tang, Carl J. Williams

Abstract

Quantum cryptography asserts that shared secrets can be established over public channels in such a way that the total information of an eavesdropper can be made arbitrarily small with probability arbitrarily close to 1. As we will show below, the current state of affairs, especially as it pertains to engineering issues leaves something to be desired.
Citation
SPIE Defense and Security Conference

Keywords

amplification, BB84, Homeland Security, quantum key distribution, reconciliation
Created June 1, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017