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Practical treatment of quantum bugs
Author(s): M. Lucamarini; J. F. Dynes; Z. L. Yuan; A. J. Shields
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Paper Abstract

A quantum bug, or "qbug", is the fundamental unit of problems in quantum key distribution. It can include a particular attack, an inaccurate use of the technology, a loophole of the theory or a hidden side channel. In this manuscript we detail one of them, related to the choice of the protocol and its security proof in the finite-size scenario. The treatment makes use of linear programming, a tool that well adapts to the practical constraints imposed by an actual quantum key distribution set up.

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Date Published: 19 November 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8542, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VI, 85421K (19 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.977870
Show Author Affiliations
M. Lucamarini, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. (United Kingdom)
J. F. Dynes, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Corporate Research & Development Ctr., Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Z. L. Yuan, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Corporate Research & Development Ctr., Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
A. J. Shields, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Corporate Research & Development Ctr., Toshiba Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8542:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VI
Gary W. Kamerman; Ove Steinvall; Gary J. Bishop; John Gonglewski; Mark T. Gruneisen; Miloslav Dusek; John G. Rarity; Keith L. Lewis; Richard C. Hollins; Thomas J. Merlet, Editor(s)

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