Fundamental and practical problems of qkd security-the actual and the perceived situation

Horace Pak-Hong Yuen*

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Abstract

It is widely believed that quantum key distribution (QKD) has been proved unconditionally secure for realistic models applicable to varions 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting VII; Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VIII; and Quantum-Physics-Based Information Security
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 18 2011
EventOptics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting VII; Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VIII; and Quantum-Physics-Based Information Security - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Sep 19 2011Sep 21 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8189
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherOptics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting VII; Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VIII; and Quantum-Physics-Based Information Security
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period9/19/119/21/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Yuen, H. P-H. (2011). Fundamental and practical problems of qkd security-the actual and the perceived situation. In Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting VII; Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VIII; and Quantum-Physics-Based Information Security [818914] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8189). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.897422