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Title: The security of practical quantum key distribution
Authors: Scarani, V. 
Bechmann-Pasquinucci, H.
Cerf, N.J.
Dušek, M.
Lütkenhaus, N.
Peev, M.
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Scarani, V., Bechmann-Pasquinucci, H., Cerf, N.J., Dušek, M., Lütkenhaus, N., Peev, M. (2009). The security of practical quantum key distribution. Reviews of Modern Physics 81 (3) : 1301-1350. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Quantum key distribution (QKD) is the first quantum information task to reach the level of mature technology, already fit for commercialization. It aims at the creation of a secret key between authorized partners connected by a quantum channel and a classical authenticated channel. The security of the key can in principle be guaranteed without putting any restriction on an eavesdropper's power. This article provides a concise up-to-date review of QKD, biased toward the practical side. Essential theoretical tools that have been developed to assess the security of the main experimental platforms are presented (discrete-variable, continuous-variable, and distributed-phase- reference protocols). © 2009 The American Physical Society.
Source Title: Reviews of Modern Physics
ISSN: 00346861
DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.81.1301
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