Broadband quantum cryptography / # 3

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Author / Creator:Rogers, Daniel J.
Imprint:San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool, c2010.
Description:1 electronic text (ix, 83 p. : ill.) : digital file.
Language:English
Series:Synthesis lectures on quantum computing, 1945-9734 ; # 3
Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Synthesis lectures on quantum computing, # 3.
Subject:Cryptography.
Quantum theory.
Data encryption (Computer science)
Cryptography.
Data encryption (Computer science)
Quantum communication.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8512868
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ISBN:9781608450602 (electronic bk.)
9781608450596 (pbk.)
Notes:Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on April 7, 2010).
Series from website.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-81).
Abstract freely available; full-text restricted to subscribers or individual document purchasers.
Also available in print.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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.
Standard no.:10.2200/S00265ED1V01Y201004QMC003