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Title: Tampering detection system using quantum-mechanical systems

Abstract

The use of quantum-mechanically entangled photons for monitoring the integrity of a physical border or a communication link is described. The no-cloning principle of quantum information science is used as protection against an intruder's ability to spoof a sensor receiver using a `classical` intercept-resend attack. Correlated measurement outcomes from polarization-entangled photons are used to protect against quantum intercept-resend attacks, i.e., attacks using quantum teleportation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. Oak Ridge, TN
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1034296
Patent Number(s):
8,077,047
Application Number:
12/424,957
Assignee:
Ut-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Humble, Travis S, Bennink, Ryan S, and Grice, Warren P. Tampering detection system using quantum-mechanical systems. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Humble, Travis S, Bennink, Ryan S, & Grice, Warren P. Tampering detection system using quantum-mechanical systems. United States.
Humble, Travis S, Bennink, Ryan S, and Grice, Warren P. Tue . "Tampering detection system using quantum-mechanical systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1034296.
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abstractNote = {The use of quantum-mechanically entangled photons for monitoring the integrity of a physical border or a communication link is described. The no-cloning principle of quantum information science is used as protection against an intruder's ability to spoof a sensor receiver using a `classical` intercept-resend attack. Correlated measurement outcomes from polarization-entangled photons are used to protect against quantum intercept-resend attacks, i.e., attacks using quantum teleportation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {12}
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