By Topic

Efficient reconciliation protocol for discrete-variable quantum key distribution

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Elkouss, D. ; Inst. TELECOM, TELECOM ParisTech, Paris, France ; Leverrier, A. ; Alleaume, R. ; Boutros, J.J.

Reconciliation is an essential part of any secret-key agreement protocol and hence of a quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol, where two legitimate parties are given correlated data and want to agree on a common string in the presence of an adversary, while revealing a minimum amount of information. In this paper, we show that for discrete-variable QKD protocols, this problem can be advantageously solved with low density parity check (LDPC) codes optimized for the binary symmetric channel (BSC). In particular, we demonstrate that our method leads to a significant improvement of the achievable secret key rate, with respect to earlier interactive reconciliation methods used in QKD.

Published in:

Information Theory, 2009. ISIT 2009. IEEE International Symposium on

Date of Conference:

June 28 2009-July 3 2009