Robustness of reference-frame-independent quantum key distribution against the relative motion of the reference frames

Tanumoy Pramanik, Byung Kwon Park, Young Wook Cho, Sang Wook Han, Yong Su Kim, Sung Moon

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Abstract

Reference-Frame-Independent quantum key distribution (RFI-QKD) is known to be robust against slowly varying reference frames. However, other QKD protocols such as BB84 can also provide secrete keys if the speed of the relative motion of the reference frames is slow enough. While there has been a few studies to quantify the speed of the relative motion of the reference frames in RFI-QKD, it is not yet clear if RFI-QKD provides better performance than other QKD protocols under this condition. Here, we analyze and compare the security of RFI-QKD and BB84 protocol in the presence of the relative motion of the reference frames. In order to compare their security in real world implementation, we also consider the QKD protocols with decoy state method. Our analysis shows that RFI-QKD provides more robustness than BB84 protocol against the relative motion of the reference frames.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2497-2501
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume381
Issue number31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the ICT R&D program of MSIP/IITP (B0101-16-1355), and the KIST research programs (2E27231, 2V05340).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Elsevier B.V.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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