Information geometric security analysis of differential phase-shift quantum key distribution protocol


Laszlo Gyongyosi, Quantum Technologies Laboratory, Department of Telecommunications, Budapest University of Technology, Budapest, Hungary.



This paper analyzes the information-theoretical security of the of Differential Phase Shift (DPS) Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) protocol, using efficient computational information geometric algorithms. The protocol was introduced for practical reasons, since the earlier QKD schemes were too complicated to implement in practice. The DPS QKD protocol can be an integrated part of current network security applications; hence its practical implementation is much easier with the current optical devices and optical networks. The proposed algorithm could be a very valuable tool to answer the still open questions related to the security bounds of the DPS QKD protocol. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.