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Entanglement assisted time-energy QKD employing Franson interferometers and cavity quantum electrodynamics (CQED) principles
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose several entanglement assisted QKD protocols based on time-energy encoding with the number of mutually unbiased bases (MUBs) larger than two. We describe how to implement these protocols based on: (i) optical FFT device implemented in integrated optics with the help of Franson interferometers and (ii) Weyl gate. We also describe the corresponding weak-coherent state-based protocol. By employing the N-dimensional pulse position modulation (ND-PPM) approach, the secret key rate of single photon pulse per signaling interval protocols can be improved by N/log2N times. However, the corresponding entanglement assisted protocols require the use of cavity quantum electrodynamics (CQED) principles to further entangle single photon pulse per frame state. We then analyze the security of the proposed protocols and provide the finite secret key rates in the presence of various imperfections including background errors and timing jitter, for which we propose the K-neighbor model. Finally, we provide the improvements in secret key rates of proposed protocol over conventional two-base time-energy QKD protocol.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9377, Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication VIII, 93770L (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2081131
Show Author Affiliations
Ivan B. Djordjevic, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Yequn Zhang, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9377:
Advances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication VIII
Zameer Ul Hasan; Philip R. Hemmer; Hwang Lee; Alan L. Migdall, Editor(s)

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