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Paper Title From Classical to Semi-Quantum Secure Communication
Paper IdentifierWE2.R8.1
Authors Allison Gagliano, Eastern Connecticut State University, United States; Walter Oliver Krawec, Hasan Iqbal, University of Connecticut, United States
Session Quantum Security and Privacy
Location Conseil, Level 5
Session Time Wednesday, 10 July, 11:40 - 13:20
Presentation Time Wednesday, 10 July, 11:40 - 12:00
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Abstract In this work we introduce a novel QKD protocol capable of smoothly transitioning, via a user-tuneable parameter, from classical to semi-quantum in order to help understand the effect of quantum communication resources on secure key distribution. We perform an information theoretic security analysis of this protocol to determine what level of ``quantumness'' is sufficient to achieve security, and we discover some rather interesting properties of this protocol along the way.