Verifiable quantum (k, n)-threshold secret sharing

Verifiable quantum (k, n)-threshold secret sharing In a conventional quantum (k, n) threshold scheme, a trusted party shares a quantum secret with n agents such that any k or more agents can cooperate to recover the original secret, while fewer than k agents obtain no information about the secret. Is the reconstructed quantum secret same with the original one? Or is the dishonest agent willing to provide a true share during the secret reconstruction? In this paper we reexamine the security of quantum (k, n) threshold schemes and show how to construct a verifiable quantum (k, n) threshold scheme by combining a qubit authentication process. The novelty of ours is that it can provide a mechanism for checking whether the reconstructed quantum secret is same with the original one. This mechanism can also attain the goal of checking whether the dishonest agent provides a false quantum share during the secret reconstruction such that the secret quantum state cannot be recovered correctly. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quantum Information Processing Springer Journals

Verifiable quantum (k, n)-threshold secret sharing

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Physics; Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics; Quantum Computing; Data Structures, Cryptology and Information Theory; Quantum Physics; Mathematical Physics
ISSN
1570-0755
eISSN
1573-1332
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11128-011-0323-1
Publisher site
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References

  • How to share a secret
    Shamir, A.

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