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Simultaneous two-way classical communication and measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution with coherent states

Simultaneous two-way classical communication and measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution with coherent states
Simultaneous two-way classical communication and measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution with coherent states
Simultaneous quantum and classical communication integrates both continuous variable quantum key distribution and classical coherent optical communication by using the same communication infrastructure. Given its compelling benefits, we proposed a protocol relying on both two-way classical communication and on measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution, in which the superposition modulation based coherent states depend on the information bits of both the secret key and on the classical communication ciphertext, which are measured by an untrusted relay node. The proposed scheme strikes a beneficial balance between its level of security and its grade of practicability. Explicitly, on the one hand, the secret key obtained is secure against all attacks on the detectors, and it is eminently suitable for bidirectional classical communication in the metropolitan network as a benefit of its relay-based configuration. Our results show a convincing bit error rate vs. secret key rate trade-off for transmission over dozens of kilometers in the quantum channel, hence striking an excellent integrity (bit error rate) vs. security trade-off.
1050-2947
Pan, Dong
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Ng, Soon
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Ruan, Dong
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Yin, Liuguo
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Long, Guilu
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Pan, Dong
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Ruan, Dong
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Yin, Liuguo
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Long, Guilu
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Hanzo, Lajos
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Pan, Dong, Ng, Soon, Ruan, Dong, Yin, Liuguo, Long, Guilu and Hanzo, Lajos (2020) Simultaneous two-way classical communication and measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution with coherent states. Physical Review A, 101 (1), [012343]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.101.012343).

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Simultaneous quantum and classical communication integrates both continuous variable quantum key distribution and classical coherent optical communication by using the same communication infrastructure. Given its compelling benefits, we proposed a protocol relying on both two-way classical communication and on measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution, in which the superposition modulation based coherent states depend on the information bits of both the secret key and on the classical communication ciphertext, which are measured by an untrusted relay node. The proposed scheme strikes a beneficial balance between its level of security and its grade of practicability. Explicitly, on the one hand, the secret key obtained is secure against all attacks on the detectors, and it is eminently suitable for bidirectional classical communication in the metropolitan network as a benefit of its relay-based configuration. Our results show a convincing bit error rate vs. secret key rate trade-off for transmission over dozens of kilometers in the quantum channel, hence striking an excellent integrity (bit error rate) vs. security trade-off.

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Accepted/In Press date: 30 October 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 27 January 2020
Published date: January 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 435473
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/435473
ISSN: 1050-2947
PURE UUID: 8736c92e-b3ef-4816-b835-55bb6627a9df
ORCID for Soon Ng: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0930-7194
ORCID for Lajos Hanzo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2636-5214

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Date deposited: 07 Nov 2019 17:30
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 16:50

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Author: Dong Pan
Author: Soon Ng ORCID iD
Author: Dong Ruan
Author: Liuguo Yin
Author: Guilu Long
Author: Lajos Hanzo ORCID iD

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