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Is Quantum Cryptography Provably Secure?



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


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.
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Nakassis, A. , Bienfang, J. , Johnson, P. , Mink, A. , Rogers, D. , Tang, X. and Williams, C. (2009), Is Quantum Cryptography Provably Secure?, SPIE Defense and Security Conference, [online], (Accessed June 20, 2024)


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Created June 1, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017