Is Quantum Cryptography Provably Secure?

Published: June 01, 2009

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
Pub Type: Journals

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Keywords

amplification, BB84, Homeland Security, quantum key distribution, reconciliation
Created June 01, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017