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The uncertainty principle and entangled correlations in quantum key distribution protocols
Author(s): Reinhard Erdmann; David Hughes; Richard Michalak; Paul Cook; John Malowicki
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Paper Abstract

Considerations of non-locality and correlation measures provide insights to Quantum Mechanics. Nonphysical states are shown to exceed limits of QM in both respects and yet conform to relativity’s ‘nosignaling’ constraint. Recent work has shown that the Uncertainty Principle limits non-locality to distinguish models that exceed those of QM. Accordingly, the Uncertainty Principle is shown to limit correlation strength independently of non-locality, extending interpretation of the prior work, and to underlie the security of Quantum Key Distribution. The established Ekert protocol[6] is compared with more secure variations, in particular H. Yuen's Keyed Communication in Quantum Noise (KCQ) [7] and a new Time-Gating protocol which minimizes authentication and susceptibility to active eavesdropping.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8749, Quantum Information and Computation XI, 874906 (28 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016182
Show Author Affiliations
Reinhard Erdmann, Advanced Automation Corp. (United States)
David Hughes, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Richard Michalak, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Paul Cook, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John Malowicki, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8749:
Quantum Information and Computation XI
Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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