Authenticated semi-quantum key distribution protocol using Bell states

Kun Fei Yu, Chun Wei Yang, Ci Hong Liao, Tzonelih Hwang

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Abstract

This study presents the first authenticated semi-quantum key distribution (ASQKD) protocols without using authenticated classical channels. By pre-sharing a master secret key between two communicants, a sender with advanced quantum devices can transmit a working key to a receiver, who can merely perform classical operations. The idea of ASQKD enables establishment of a key hierarchy in security systems that also eases the key management problem. The proposed protocols are free from several well-known attacks

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1457-1465
Number of pages9
JournalQuantum Information Processing
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Signal Processing
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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