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Type: Artigo
Title: Quantum key distribution using continuous-variable non-Gaussian states
Author: Borelli, L. F. M.
Aguiar, L. S.
Roversi, J. A.
Vidiella-Barranco, A.
Abstract: In this work, we present a quantum key distribution protocol using continuous-variable non-Gaussian states, homodyne detection and post-selection. The employed signal states are the photon added then subtracted coherent states (PASCS) in which one photon is added and subsequently one photon is subtracted from the field. We analyze the performance of our protocol, compared with a coherent state-based protocol, for two different attacks that could be carried out by the eavesdropper (Eve). We calculate the secret key rate transmission in a lossy line for a superior channel (beam-splitter) attack, and we show that we may increase the secret key generation rate by using the non-Gaussian PASCS rather than coherent states. We also consider the simultaneous quadrature measurement (intercept-resend) attack, and we show that the efficiency of Eve’s attack is substantially reduced if PASCS are used as signal states.
Subject: Criptografia quântica
Estados não-Gaussianos
Country: Estados Unidos
Editor: Springer
Citation: Quantum Information Processing. Springer New York Llc, v. 15, n. 2, p. 893 - 904, 2016.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s11128-015-1193-8
Date Issue: 2016
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