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Polar codes in a QKD environment
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Paper Abstract

Polar coding is the most recent encoding scheme in the quest for error correction codes that approaches the Shannon limit, has a simple structure, and admits fast decoders. As such, it is an interesting candidate for the quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol that normally operates at high bit error rates and requires codes that operate near the Shannon limit. This paper describes approaches that integrate Polar codes into the QKD environment and provides performance results of Polar code designs within the QKD protocol.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9123, Quantum Information and Computation XII, 912305 (22 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2050919
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Anastase Nakassis, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Alan Mink, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9123:
Quantum Information and Computation XII
Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt; Michael R. Frey; Samuel J. Lomonaco; John M. Myers, Editor(s)

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