Efficient decoy-state quantum key distribution with quantified security

M. Lucamarini, K. A. Patel, J. F. Dynes, B. Fröhlich, A. W. Sharpe, A. R. Dixon, Z. L. Yuan, R. V. Penty, A. J. Shields

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We analyse the finite-size security of the efficient Bennett-Brassard 1984 protocol implemented with decoy states and apply the results to a gigahertz-clocked quantum key distribution system. Despite the enhanced security level, the obtained secure key rates are the highest reported so far at all fibre distances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24550-24565
Number of pages16
JournalOptics Express
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2013

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