A Survey of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Technologies

Jeffrey Morris, Michael R. Grimaila, Douglas D. Hodson, David Jacques, Gerald Baumgartner

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Abstract

Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) is a revolutionary security technology that exploits the laws of quantum mechanics to achieve information-theoretic secure key exchange. QKD enables two parties to "grow" a shared secret key without placing any limits on an adversary's computational power. QKD is unique because it exploits the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics to detect the presence of any third-party eavesdropping on the key exchange. In this chapter, we present a historical survey of the development of QKD systems and their system architectures, identify commercially available QKD system solutions, discuss emerging trends in the research of future QKD technologies, and present a use case that demonstrates the utility of QKD technology in a real-world military scenario.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEmerging Trends in ICT Security
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages141-152
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780124114746
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cryptography
  • Quantum key distribution
  • Security
  • System architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Morris, J., Grimaila, M. R., Hodson, D. D., Jacques, D., & Baumgartner, G. (2013). A Survey of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Technologies. In Emerging Trends in ICT Security (pp. 141-152). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-411474-6.00009-8

A Survey of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Technologies. / Morris, Jeffrey; Grimaila, Michael R.; Hodson, Douglas D.; Jacques, David; Baumgartner, Gerald.

Emerging Trends in ICT Security. Elsevier Inc., 2013. p. 141-152.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Morris, J, Grimaila, MR, Hodson, DD, Jacques, D & Baumgartner, G 2013, A Survey of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Technologies. in Emerging Trends in ICT Security. Elsevier Inc., pp. 141-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-411474-6.00009-8
Morris J, Grimaila MR, Hodson DD, Jacques D, Baumgartner G. A Survey of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Technologies. In Emerging Trends in ICT Security. Elsevier Inc. 2013. p. 141-152 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-411474-6.00009-8
Morris, Jeffrey ; Grimaila, Michael R. ; Hodson, Douglas D. ; Jacques, David ; Baumgartner, Gerald. / A Survey of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Technologies. Emerging Trends in ICT Security. Elsevier Inc., 2013. pp. 141-152
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