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Title: Secure Communication via a Recycling of Attenuated Classical Signals

Abstract

We describe a simple method of interleaving a classical and quantum signal in a secure communication system at a single wavelength. The system transmits data encrypted via a one-time pad on a classical signal and produces a single-photon reflection of the encrypted signal. This attenuated signal can be used to observe eavesdroppers and produce fresh secret bits. The system can be secured against eavesdroppers, detect simple tampering or classical bit errors, produces more secret bits than it consumes, and does not require any entanglement or complex wavelength division multiplexing, thus, making continuous secure two-way communication via one-time pads practical.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1340441
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1339179
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Applied
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2331-7019
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Smith, IV, Amos M. Secure Communication via a Recycling of Attenuated Classical Signals. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.7.014010.
Smith, IV, Amos M. Secure Communication via a Recycling of Attenuated Classical Signals. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.7.014010.
Smith, IV, Amos M. Thu . "Secure Communication via a Recycling of Attenuated Classical Signals". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.7.014010. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1340441.
@article{osti_1340441,
title = {Secure Communication via a Recycling of Attenuated Classical Signals},
author = {Smith, IV, Amos M.},
abstractNote = {We describe a simple method of interleaving a classical and quantum signal in a secure communication system at a single wavelength. The system transmits data encrypted via a one-time pad on a classical signal and produces a single-photon reflection of the encrypted signal. This attenuated signal can be used to observe eavesdroppers and produce fresh secret bits. The system can be secured against eavesdroppers, detect simple tampering or classical bit errors, produces more secret bits than it consumes, and does not require any entanglement or complex wavelength division multiplexing, thus, making continuous secure two-way communication via one-time pads practical.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevApplied.7.014010},
journal = {Physical Review Applied},
number = 1,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 12 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Thu Jan 12 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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