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Quantum technology for optical wireless communication in data-center security and hacking
Author(s): Shlomi Arnon
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Paper Abstract

In the last decade data-centers have become a crucial element in our society. As a result, in the coming years there will be increased threat from hackers, who could cause outage of the data-center, extract millions of account details, or steal financial and sensitive information. One way to reduce these threats is to divide the data-center into sub data-centers, and connect them by secure links which prevent access by unauthorized users. A possible technology to connect between the sub data-centers is optical wireless communication (OWC) or free space optics (FSO). An OWC link includes an optical receiver and laser transmitter. The transmitter transmits a light beam that carries information which propagates to the receiver. The light beam carrying the information propagates through the air. In order to increase the security and make the penetration and intrusion difficult quantum key distribution (QKD) is added to the link. By doing so the information exchange between the sub data-centers is encrypted. In this paper we review up to date literature in the field, propose an implementation scheme of an OWC network in sub data-centers, and discuss ways to hack the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10945, Broadband Access Communication Technologies XIII, 109450H (1 February 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2505733
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Shlomi Arnon, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10945:
Broadband Access Communication Technologies XIII
Benjamin B. Dingel; Katsutoshi Tsukamoto; Spiros Mikroulis, Editor(s)

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