Seamless cryptographic key generation via off-the-shelf telecommunication components for end-to-end data encryption

Asif, Rameez and Buchanan, William J. (2017) Seamless cryptographic key generation via off-the-shelf telecommunication components for end-to-end data encryption. In: IEEE/ACM International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom) Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom). The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), pp. 910-916. ISBN 978-1-5386-3066-2

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Quantum key distribution (QKD) systems have already attained much attention for providing end-to-end data encryption to the subscribers. However, it is very important that the QKD infrastructure is compatible with the already existing telecommunication networks for a smooth transition and integration with the classical data traffic. Optical fibers and commercially available transceivers are the key element for implementing the quantum network because of the strong dependence of secure key rate on the loss budget and excess noise. In this paper, we report the feasibility of using off-the shelf telecommunication components to enable high performance Continuous-Variable Quantum Key Distribution (CV-QKD) systems that can yield secure key rates in the range of 100 Mbit/s under practical operating conditions. Classical multilevel phase modulated signals (m-PSK) are evaluated in-terms of secure key generation and transmission distance when they are implemented and detected with classical coherent receiver. The traditional receiver is discussed, aided by the phase noise cancellation based digital signal processing module for detecting the complex quantum signals. Furthermore, we have discussed the compatibility of multiplexers and de-multiplexers for wavelength division multiplexed quantum-to-the-home (QTTH) network.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Smart Emerging Technologies
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Cyber Security Privacy and Trust Laboratory
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2022 09:30
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2023 08:37
DOI: 10.1109/iThings-GreenCom-CPSCom-SmartData.2017.140


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