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Receiver-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution

Abstract : We present protocols for quantum key distribution in a prepare-and-measure setup with an asymmetric level of trust. While the device of the sender (Alice) is partially characterized, the receiver's (Bob's) device is treated as a black-box. The security of the protocols is based on the assumption that Alice's prepared states have limited overlaps, but no explicit bound on the Hilbert space dimension is required. The protocols are immune to attacks on the receiver's device, such as blinding attacks. The users can establish a secret key while continuously monitoring the correct functioning of their devices through observed statistics. We report a proof-of-principle demonstration, involving mostly off-the-shelf equipment, as well as a high-efficiency superconducting nanowire detector. A positive key rate is demonstrated over a 4.8 km low-loss optical fiber with finite-key analysis. The prospects of implementing these protocols over longer distances is discussed.
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Submitted on : Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 10:27:31 AM
Last modification on : Friday, February 4, 2022 - 3:09:13 AM
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  • HAL Id : hal-03251550, version 1
  • ARXIV : 2104.14574


Marie Ioannou, Maria Ana Pereira, Davide Rusca, Fadri Grünenfelder, Alberto Boaron, et al.. Receiver-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution. 2021. ⟨hal-03251550⟩



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