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Is Quantum Cryptography Provably Secure?

Published

Author(s)

Anastase Nakassis, Joshua Bienfang, P. Johnson, Alan Mink, D. 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.
Volume
6244
Issue
62440I
Conference Location
, USA
Conference Title
SPIE Symposium

Keywords

Amplification, BB84, Homeland Security, Quantum Key Distribution, Reconciliation

Citation

Nakassis, A. , Bienfang, J. , Johnson, P. , Mink, A. , Rogers, D. , Tang, X. and Williams, C. (2006), Is Quantum Cryptography Provably Secure?, SPIE Symposium, , USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=150613 (Accessed October 24, 2021)
Created March 31, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021