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Title: Quantum-secured communications overlay for optical fiber communications networks

Abstract

Quantum secure communication systems communicate quantum signals for quantum key distribution and classical signals with encrypted data and commands via a single optical fiber. In some systems, the single fiber carries classical data in both directions along with quantum communications. For example, quantum keys can be used to encrypt packets for bidirectional communication between two parties. In other systems, a single fiber is used for one way classical communications and quantum communications. The communication systems are secured using a security parameter based on the quantum and classical communications across the optical fiber.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568351
Patent Number(s):
10,291,399
Application Number:
15/026,001
Assignee:
Traid National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/30/2014
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Nordholt, Jane Elizabeth, Hughes, Richard John, Peterson, Charles Glen, and Newell, Raymond Thorson. Quantum-secured communications overlay for optical fiber communications networks. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Nordholt, Jane Elizabeth, Hughes, Richard John, Peterson, Charles Glen, & Newell, Raymond Thorson. Quantum-secured communications overlay for optical fiber communications networks. United States.
Nordholt, Jane Elizabeth, Hughes, Richard John, Peterson, Charles Glen, and Newell, Raymond Thorson. Tue . "Quantum-secured communications overlay for optical fiber communications networks". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568351.
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abstractNote = {Quantum secure communication systems communicate quantum signals for quantum key distribution and classical signals with encrypted data and commands via a single optical fiber. In some systems, the single fiber carries classical data in both directions along with quantum communications. For example, quantum keys can be used to encrypt packets for bidirectional communication between two parties. In other systems, a single fiber is used for one way classical communications and quantum communications. The communication systems are secured using a security parameter based on the quantum and classical communications across the optical fiber.},
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year = {2019},
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