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Broadband Quantum Cryptography

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Broadband Quantum Cryptography by Daniel Rogers
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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.
Release date Australia
April 5th, 2010
Author
Contributors
Series edited by Jeffrey Uhlmann Series edited by Marco Lanzagorta
Pages
97
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Dimensions
187x235x5
ISBN-13
9781608450596
Product ID
3894790

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