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Unselected quantum information as an effective tool for quantum cryptography
Author(s): Denis V. Sych; Boris A. Grishanin; Victor N Zadkov
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Paper Abstract

A novel quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol, based on all unselected states of a quantum system, which set the alphabet with continuous set of letters, is proposed. Employing all states of the Hilbert space leads to the maximal quantum uncertainty of transmitted states and therefore an eavesdropper receives the minimal amount of information. For the case of two-dimensional Hilbert space, our protocol allows secure transmission at the error rate higher than that one for the BB84-protocol and comparable with the characteristics of the best known QKD-protocols. However, with increasing the dimensionality of the Hilbert space the critical error rate for our protocol increases and in the limit of infinite-dimensional space the protocol becomes non-threshold.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5161, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging, (3 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.505033
Show Author Affiliations
Denis V. Sych, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Boris A. Grishanin, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Victor N Zadkov, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5161:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih, Editor(s)

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