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Thwarting the photon number splitting attack with entanglement enhanced BB84 quantum key distribution
Author(s): Carl F. Sabottke; Chris D. Richardson; Petr M. Anisimov; Ulvi Yurtsever; Antia Lamas-Linares; Jonathan P. Dowling
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Paper Abstract

We develop an improvement to the weak laser pulse BB84 scheme for quantum key distribution, which utilizes entanglement to increase the security of the scheme and enhance its resilience to the photon-number-splitting attack. This protocol relies on the non-commutation of phase and number to detect an eavesdropper performing quantum nondemolition measurement on photon number. The potential advantages and disadvantages of this scheme are compared to the coherent decoy state protocol.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8400, Quantum Information and Computation X, 84000B (8 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921408
Show Author Affiliations
Carl F. Sabottke, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
Chris D. Richardson, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
Petr M. Anisimov, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
Ulvi Yurtsever, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)
MathSense Analytics (United States)
Antia Lamas-Linares, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Jonathan P. Dowling, Louisiana State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8400:
Quantum Information and Computation X
Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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