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Collaborative Technologies and Systems, International Symposium on (2006)
Las Vegas, NV, USA
May 14, 2006 to May 17, 2006
ISBN: 0-9785699-0-3
pp: 386-391
Muhammad Mubashir Khan , NED University of Engg: & Tech, Karachi, Pakistan
Salahuddin Hyder , NED University of Engg: & Tech, Karachi, Pakistan
Mahmood K Pathan , NED University of Engg: & Tech, Karachi, Pakistan
Kashif H Sheikh , NED University of Engg: & Tech, Karachi, Pakistan
ABSTRACT
Quantum key distribution (QKD) has been developed within the last decade that is provably secure against arbitrary computing power, and even against quantum computer attacks. Now there is a strong need of research to exploit this technology in the existing communication networks. In this paper we have presented various experimental results pertaining to QKD like Raw key rate and Quantum bit error rate (QBER). We found these results over 25 km single mode optical fiber. The experimental setup implemented the enhanced version of BB84 QKD protocol. Based upon the results obtained, we have presented a network design which can be implemented for the realization of large scale QKD networks. Furthermore, several new ideas are presented and discussed to integrate the QKD technique in the classical communication networks.
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M. M. Khan, K. H. Sheikh, M. K. Pathan and S. Hyder, "A Quantum Key Distribution Network through Single Mode Optical Fiber," Collaborative Technologies and Systems, International Symposium on(CTS), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2006, pp. 386-391.
doi:10.1109/CTS.2006.10
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