Tomographic quantum cryptography

Yeong Cherng Liang, Dagomir Kaszlikowski, Berthold Georg Englert, Leong Chuan Kwek, C. H. Oh

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We present a protocol for quantum cryptography in which the data obtained for mismatched bases are used in full for the purpose of quantum state tomography. Eavesdropping on the quantum channel is seriously impeded by requiring that the outcome of the tomography is consistent with unbiased noise in the channel. We study the incoherent eavesdropping attacks that are still permissible and establish under which conditions a secure cryptographic key can be generated. The whole analysis is carried out for channels that transmit quantum systems of any finite dimension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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