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Bootstrapped QKD: improving key rate and multi-photon resistance
Author(s): Abhishek Parakh; Mahadevan Subramaniam
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes a modification to, BB84 style, prepare and measure quantum key distribution schemes in order to make them resistant to photon number splitting attacks in multi-photon implementations. Therefore, brighter laser pulses can be used for key transmission potentially increasing the key rate and transmission distances without the need of a repeater. Our proposal assumes a small amount of pre-shared secret information between the communicating parties similar to that used for authentication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10803, Quantum Information Science and Technology IV, 1080308 (8 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2500438
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Abhishek Parakh, Univ. of Nebraska (United States)
Mahadevan Subramaniam, Univ. of Nebraska (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10803:
Quantum Information Science and Technology IV
Mark T. Gruneisen; Miloslav Dusek; John G. Rarity, Editor(s)

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