Quantum Key Distribution Protocol with Four-State Systems - Software Implementation

Gabriela Mogos*

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In this paper, we propose a software implementation of Quantum Key Distribution scheme using twelve orthogonal states in a four-state system. With the twelve states, the Sender can encode two bits classical information in one particle, and distribute her secret key to the Receiver. This study explores quantum alternatives to traditional key distribution protocols, and involves implementations of quantum key distribution protocol on two cases: with and without cyber-attacks (the Intercept-Resend attack).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-72
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Communication Networks, ICCN 2015 - Bangalore, India
Duration: 21 Aug 201523 Aug 2015


  • Communication
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum key distribution
  • Ququarts
  • Security

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