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Fundamental and practical problems of QKD security: the actual and perceived situation
Author(s): Horace P. Yuen
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Paper Abstract

It is widely believed that quantum key distribution (QKD) has been proved unconditionally secure for realistic models applicable to various current experimental schemes. Here we summarize briefly why this is not the case, from both the viewpoints of fundamental quantitative security and applicable models of security analysis, with some morals drawn.

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Date Published: 13 October 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8189, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting VII; Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VIII; and Quantum-Physics-based Information Security, 818914 (13 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897422
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Horace P. Yuen, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8189:
Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting VII; Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VIII; and Quantum-Physics-based Information Security
Roberto Zamboni; Mark T. Gruneisen; Colin Lewis; Miloslav Dusek; Douglas Burgess; François Kajzar; Attila A. Szep; John G. Rarity, Editor(s)

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