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Faster computation of isogenies of large prime degree

Abstract : Let $\mathcal{E}/\mathbb{F}_q$ be an elliptic curve, and $P$ a point in $\mathcal{E}(\mathbb{F}_q)$ of prime order $\ell$.Vélu's formulae let us compute a quotient curve $\mathcal{E}' = \mathcal{E}/\langle{P}\rangle$ and rational maps defining a quotient isogeny $\phi: \mathcal{E} \to \mathcal{E}'$ in $\tilde{O}(\ell)$ $\mathbb{F}_q$-operations, where the $\tilde{O}$ is uniform in $q$.This article shows how to compute $\mathcal{E}'$, and $\phi(Q)$ for $Q$ in $\mathcal{E}(\mathbb{F}_q)$, using only $\tilde{O}(\sqrt{\ell})$ $\mathbb{F}_q$-operations, where the $\tilde{O}$ is again uniform in $q$.As an application, this article speeds up some computations used in the isogeny-based cryptosystems CSIDH and CSURF.
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Daniel J. Bernstein, Luca de Feo, Antonin Leroux, Benjamin Smith. Faster computation of isogenies of large prime degree. ANTS-XIV - 14th Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium, Jun 2020, Auckland, New Zealand. pp.39-55, ⟨10.2140/obs.2020.4.39⟩. ⟨hal-02514201⟩



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