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Quantum Key Distillation Using Binary Frames

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Sección de Posgrado de la Universidad Politécnica de Pachuca, Ex-Hacienda de Santa Bárbara, 43830 Zempoala, Hidalgo, Mexico
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Cinvestav Querétaro, Libramiento Norponiente 2000, Real de Juriquilla, 76230 Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
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Symmetry 2020, 12(6), 1053; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12061053
Received: 13 April 2020 / Revised: 10 June 2020 / Accepted: 19 June 2020 / Published: 24 June 2020
We introduce a new integral method for Quantum Key Distribution to perform sifting, reconciliation and amplification processes to establish a cryptographic key through the use of binary matrices called frames which are capable to increase quadratically the secret key rate. Since the eavesdropper has no control on Bob’s double matching detection events, our protocol is not vulnerable to the Intercept and Resend (IR) attack nor the Photon Number Splitting (PNS) attack. The method can be implemented with the usual optical Bennett–Brassard ( B B 84 ) equipment allowing strong pulses in the quantum regime. View Full-Text
Keywords: frame; distillation; QKD frame; distillation; QKD
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Lizama-Perez, L.A.; López, J.M. Quantum Key Distillation Using Binary Frames. Symmetry 2020, 12, 1053.

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