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Title: Location-oblivious data transfer with flying entangled qudits

Abstract

We present a simple and practical quantum protocol involving two mistrustful agencies in Minkowski space, which allows Alice to transfer data to Bob at a space-time location that neither can predict in advance. The location depends on both Alice's and Bob's actions. The protocol guarantees unconditionally to Alice that Bob learns the data at a randomly determined location; it guarantees to Bob that Alice will not learn the transfer location even after the protocol is complete. The task implemented, transferring data at a space-time location that remains hidden from the transferrer, has no precise analog in nonrelativistic quantum cryptography. It illustrates further the scope for novel cryptographic applications of relativistic quantum theory.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations, DAMTP, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA (United Kingdom) and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 31 Caroline Street North, Waterloo ON N2L 2Y5 (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22051279
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; MINKOWSKI SPACE; QUANTUM CRYPTOGRAPHY; QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; SPACE-TIME

Citation Formats

Kent, Adrian. Location-oblivious data transfer with flying entangled qudits. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.012328.
Kent, Adrian. Location-oblivious data transfer with flying entangled qudits. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.012328.
Kent, Adrian. Fri . "Location-oblivious data transfer with flying entangled qudits". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.012328.
@article{osti_22051279,
title = {Location-oblivious data transfer with flying entangled qudits},
author = {Kent, Adrian},
abstractNote = {We present a simple and practical quantum protocol involving two mistrustful agencies in Minkowski space, which allows Alice to transfer data to Bob at a space-time location that neither can predict in advance. The location depends on both Alice's and Bob's actions. The protocol guarantees unconditionally to Alice that Bob learns the data at a randomly determined location; it guarantees to Bob that Alice will not learn the transfer location even after the protocol is complete. The task implemented, transferring data at a space-time location that remains hidden from the transferrer, has no precise analog in nonrelativistic quantum cryptography. It illustrates further the scope for novel cryptographic applications of relativistic quantum theory.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.012328},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
issn = {1050-2947},
number = 1,
volume = 84,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
}