Experimental demonstration of kilometer-range quantum digital signatures

Ross J. Donaldson, Robert J. Collins, Klaudia Kleczkowska, Ryan Amiri, Petros Wallden, Vedran Dunjko, John Jeffers, Erika Andersson, Gerald S. Buller

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Abstract

We present an experimental realization of a quantum digital signature protocol which, together with a standard quantum key distribution link, increases transmission distance to kilometer ranges, three orders of magnitude larger than in previous realizations. The bit rate is also significantly increased compared with previous quantum signature demonstrations. This work illustrates that quantum digital signatures can be realized with optical components similar to those used for quantum key distribution and could be implemented in existing quantum optical fiber networks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012329
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume93
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • experimental realization
  • quantum digitial signature protocol
  • standard quantum key distribution link
  • transmission distance
  • bit rate
  • quantum optical fiber networks

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