European coordinated metrological effort for quantum cryptography

M. Gramegna, I. Ruo Berchera, S. Kueck, G. Porrovecchio, C. J. Chunnilall, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Lopez, R. A. Kirkwood, T. Kübarsepp, A. Pokatilov, N. Castagna, J. Morel, F. Manoocheri, A. Vaigu

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Abstract

Quantum Key Distribution, a fundamental component of quantum secure communication that exploits quantum states and resources for communication protocols, can future-proof the security of digital communications, when if advanced quantum computing systems and mathematical advances render current algorithmic cryptography insecure. A QKD system relies on the integration of quantum physical devices, as quantum sources, quantum channels and quantum detectors, in order to generate a true random (unconditionally secure) cryptographic key between two remote parties connected through a quantum channel. The gap between QKD implemented with ideal and real devices can be exploited to attack real systems, unless appropriate countermeasures are implemented. Characterization of real devices and countermeasure is necessary to guarantee security. Free-space QKD systems can provide secure communication to remote parties of the globe, while QKD systems based on entanglement are intrinsically less vulnerable to attack. Metrology to characterize the optical components of these systems is required. Actually, the "Optical metrology for quantum-enhanced secure telecommunication" Project (MIQC2) is steering the metrological effort for Quantum Cryptography in the European region in order to accelerate the development and commercial uptake of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technologies. Aim of the project is the development of traceable measurement techniques, apparatus, and protocols that will underpin the characterisation and validation of the performance and quantum-safe security of such systems, essential steps towards standardization and certification of practical implementations of quantum-based technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum Technologies 2018
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5106-1874-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventQuantum Technologies 2018 - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 23 Apr 201825 Apr 2018

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of SPIE
Volume10674
ISSN0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceQuantum Technologies 2018
CountryFrance
CityStrasbourg
Period23/04/1825/04/18

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Quantum Cryptography
Quantum cryptography
Quantum Key Distribution
quantum cryptography
Distribution System
Quantum Channel
countermeasures
Secure Communication
Countermeasures
metrology
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communication
Attack
Optical Metrology
cryptography
pulse communication
Quantum Communication
Globe
globes
Quantum Computing

Keywords

  • Metrology
  • Quantum Communication
  • Quantum Key Distribution
  • Single-Photon Sources

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Gramegna, M., Ruo Berchera, I., Kueck, S., Porrovecchio, G., Chunnilall, C. J., Degiovanni, I. P., ... Vaigu, A. (2018). European coordinated metrological effort for quantum cryptography. In Quantum Technologies 2018 [106741K] International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE. Proceedings of SPIE, Vol.. 10674 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2307841
Gramegna, M. ; Ruo Berchera, I. ; Kueck, S. ; Porrovecchio, G. ; Chunnilall, C. J. ; Degiovanni, I. P. ; Lopez, M. ; Kirkwood, R. A. ; Kübarsepp, T. ; Pokatilov, A. ; Castagna, N. ; Morel, J. ; Manoocheri, F. ; Vaigu, A. / European coordinated metrological effort for quantum cryptography. Quantum Technologies 2018. International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, 2018. (Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 10674).
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Gramegna M, Ruo Berchera I, Kueck S, Porrovecchio G, Chunnilall CJ, Degiovanni IP et al. European coordinated metrological effort for quantum cryptography. In Quantum Technologies 2018. International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE. 2018. 106741K. (Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 10674). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2307841