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Multiple-photon absorption attack on entanglement-based quantum key distribution protocols
University of Oslo, Norway.
Tokyo University of Science, Japan.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mathematics. (mathematics)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2396-6193
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mathematics. (mathematgics)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9857-0938
2013 (English)In: Quantum Bio-Informatics V: Proceedings of the Quantum Bio-Informatics 2011 : Tokyo University of Science, Japan, 7 – 12 March 2011 / [ed] Luigi Accardi, Wolfgang Freudenberg, Masanori Ohya, Singapore: World Scientific, 2013, vol. 30, p. 171-180Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We propose a multiple-photon absorption attack on Quantum Key Distribution protocols. In this attack, the eavesdropper (Eve) is in control of the source and sends pulses correlated in polarization (but not entangled) containing several photons at frequencies for which only multiple-photon absorptions are possible in Alice's and Bob's detectors. Whenever the number of photons from one pulse are dispatched in insufficient number to trigger a multiple-photon absorption in either channel, the pulse remains undetected. We show that this simple feature is enough to reproduce the type of statistics on the detected pulses that are considered as indicating a secure quantum key distribution in entangled-based protocols, even though the source is controlled by Eve, and we discuss possible countermeasures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: World Scientific, 2013, vol. 30. p. 171-180
Series
QP-PQ Quantum Probability and White Noise Analysis, ISSN 1793-5121 ; 30
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Mathematics
Research subject
Natural Science, Mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-28315ISI: 000337567400014ISBN: 978-981-4460-01-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-28315DiVA, id: diva2:642205
Conference
Quantum Bio-Informatics 2011 : Tokyo University of Science, Japan, 7 – 12 March 2011
Available from: 2013-08-21 Created: 2013-08-21 Last updated: 2018-05-21Bibliographically approved

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