Special Issue "Quantum Cryptography"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015)
Quantum cryptography is today the most advanced quantum technology in our hands, with experiments involving entire metropolitan areas and with spin-off companies already selling prototypes. Current theoretical and experimental efforts are focused in many directions: Extending the maximum distance of key distribution, increasing its rate, using different frequencies, and developing new protocols which are more suitable for a future quantum network. This Special Issue aims to collect short review articles and original contributions regarding the most recent developments in this field. We welcome submissions on topics including, but not limited to: quantum key distribution (with discrete or continuous variable systems), secure quantum networks, untrusted-relay quantum cryptography, device-independent quantum cryptography, secret-key capacities, and quantum hacking.
Dr. Stefano Pirandola
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- quantum key distribution
- secure quantum networks
- secret-key capacities
- device-independent quantum cryptography
- quantum cryptography with untrusted relays (measurement-device-independent quantum cryptography)
- quantum data hiding and data locking
- quantum direct communication
- quantum digital signatures
- quantum bit commitment
- quantum hacking and side-channel attacks