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SECOQC White Paper on Quantum Key Distribution and Cryptography

Alleaume, R, Bouda, J, Branciard, C, Debuisschert, T, Dianati, M, Gisin, N, Godfrey, M, Grangier, P, Langer, T, Leverrier, A , Lutkenhaus, N, Painchault, P, Peev, M, Poppe, A, Pornin, T, Rarity, J, Renner, R, Ribordy, G, Riguidel, M, Salvail, L, Shields, A, Weinfurter, H and Zeilinger, A (2007) SECOQC White Paper on Quantum Key Distribution and Cryptography ArXiv.

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The SECOQC White Paper on Quantum Key Distribution and Cryptography is the outcome on a thorough consultation and discussion among the participants of the European project SECOQC ( This paper is a review article that attempts to position Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) in terms of cryptographic applications. A detailed comparison of QKD with the solutions currently in use to solve the key distribution problem, based on classical cryptography, is provided. We also detail how the work on QKD networks lead within SECOQC will allow the deployment of long-distance secure communication infrastructures based on quantum cryptography. The purpose of the White Paper is finally to promote closer collaboration between classical and quantum cryptographers. We believe that very fruitful research, involving both communities, could emerge in the future years and try to sketch what may be the next challenges in this direction.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
Alleaume, R
Bouda, J
Branciard, C
Debuisschert, T
Dianati, M
Gisin, N
Godfrey, M
Grangier, P
Langer, T
Leverrier, A
Lutkenhaus, N
Painchault, P
Peev, M
Poppe, A
Pornin, T
Rarity, J
Renner, R
Ribordy, G
Riguidel, M
Salvail, L
Shields, A
Weinfurter, H
Zeilinger, A
Date : 23 January 2007
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:51
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:50

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