Composable security proof for continuous-variable quantum key distribution with coherent states

Anthony Leverrier 1, *
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Abstract : We give the first composable security proof for continuous-variable quantum key distribution with coherent states against collective attacks. Crucially, in the limit of large blocks the secret key rate converges to the usual value computed from the Holevo bound. Combining our proof with either the de Finetti theorem or the Postselection technique then shows the security of the protocol against general attacks, thereby confirming the long-standing conjecture that Gaussian attacks are optimal asymptotically in the composable security framework. We expect that our parameter estimation procedure, which does not rely on any assumption about the quantum state being measured, will find applications elsewhere, for instance for the reliable quantification of continuous-variable entanglement in finite-size settings.
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Anthony Leverrier. Composable security proof for continuous-variable quantum key distribution with coherent states. Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society, 2015, ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.070501⟩. ⟨hal-01092234⟩

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