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Author Rogers, Daniel J.

Title Broadband quantum cryptography / Daniel J. Rogers
Published [San Rafael, Calif.] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 83 pages) : illustrations
Series Synthesis lectures on quantum computing, 1945-9734 ; #3
Synthesis lectures on quantum computing ; #3
Contents 1. Introduction -- A brief history of keeping secrets -- Why quantum cryptography
Summary Quantum cryptography is a rapidly developing field that draws from a number of disciplines, from quantum optics to information theory to electrical engineering. By combining some fundamental quantum mechanical principles of single photons with various aspects of information theory, quantum cryptography represents a fundamental shift in the basis for security from numerical complexity to the fundamental physical nature of the communications channel. As such, it promises the holy grail of data security: theoretically unbreakable encryption. Of course, implementing quantum cryptography in real broadband communications systems poses some unique challenges, including generating single photons, distilling random keys from the quantum key distribution process, and maintaining security at both the theoretical and practical level. Overall, quantum cryptography has a place in the history of secret keeping as a novel and potentially useful paradigm shift in the approach to broadband data encryption
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-81)
Subject Broadband communication systems -- Security measures.
Data encryption (Computer science)
Quantum communication.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1608450600 (electronic bk.)
9781608450602 (electronic bk.)