Sufficiency of quantum non-Gaussianity for discrete-variable quantum key distribution over noisy channels

Sufficiency of quantum non-Gaussianity for discrete-variable quantum key distribution over noisy... Quantum key distribution can be enhanced and extended if nonclassical single-photon states of light are used. We study a connection between the security of quantum key distribution and quantum non-Gaussianity of light arriving at the receiver's detection system after the propagation through a noisy quantum channel, being under full control of an eavesdropper performing general collective attacks. We show that while quantum nonclassicality exhibited by the light arriving at the receiver's station is a necessary indication of the security of the discrete-variable protocols, quantum non-Gaussianity can be a sufficient indication of their security. Therefore, checking for non-Gaussianity of this light by performing standard autocorrelation function measurement can be used for prior verification of the usability of prepare-and-measure schemes. It can play a similar role to the prior verification of the quantum correlations sufficient to violate Bell inequalities for entanglement-based protocols. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Physical Review A American Physical Society (APS)

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Sufficiency of quantum non-Gaussianity for discrete-variable quantum key distribution over noisy channels

Abstract

Quantum key distribution can be enhanced and extended if nonclassical single-photon states of light are used. We study a connection between the security of quantum key distribution and quantum non-Gaussianity of light arriving at the receiver's detection system after the propagation through a noisy quantum channel, being under full control of an eavesdropper performing general collective attacks. We show that while quantum nonclassicality exhibited by the light arriving at the receiver's station is a necessary indication of the security of the discrete-variable protocols, quantum non-Gaussianity can be a sufficient indication of their security. Therefore, checking for non-Gaussianity of this light by performing standard autocorrelation function measurement can be used for prior verification of the usability of prepare-and-measure schemes. It can play a similar role to the prior verification of the quantum correlations sufficient to violate Bell inequalities for entanglement-based protocols.
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The American Physical Society
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Copyright © ©2017 American Physical Society
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1050-2947
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1094-1622
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10.1103/PhysRevA.96.012301
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Abstract

Quantum key distribution can be enhanced and extended if nonclassical single-photon states of light are used. We study a connection between the security of quantum key distribution and quantum non-Gaussianity of light arriving at the receiver's detection system after the propagation through a noisy quantum channel, being under full control of an eavesdropper performing general collective attacks. We show that while quantum nonclassicality exhibited by the light arriving at the receiver's station is a necessary indication of the security of the discrete-variable protocols, quantum non-Gaussianity can be a sufficient indication of their security. Therefore, checking for non-Gaussianity of this light by performing standard autocorrelation function measurement can be used for prior verification of the usability of prepare-and-measure schemes. It can play a similar role to the prior verification of the quantum correlations sufficient to violate Bell inequalities for entanglement-based protocols.

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Physical Review AAmerican Physical Society (APS)

Published: Jul 5, 2017

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