Security against jamming in imaging with partially-distinguishable photons

Wojciech Roga, John Jeffers

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We describe a protocol in which we detect intercept-resend jamming of imaging and can reverse its effects. The security is based on control of the polarization states of photons that are sent to interrogate an object and form an image at a camera. The scheme presented here is a particular implementation of a general anti-jamming protocol established by Roga and Jeffers in Ref. 5. It is applied here to imaging by photons with partially distinguishable polarisation states. The protocol in this version is easily applicable as only single photon states are involved, however the efficiency is traded off against the intrusion detectability because of a leak of information to the intruder.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum Information Science and Technology II
EditorsMark T. Gruneisen , Miloslav Dusek, John G Rarity
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2016
EventSPIE Security + Defence 2016: Quantum Information Science and Technology - International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Sep 201629 Sep 2016
Conference number: 9996

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceSPIE Security + Defence 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • imaging
  • security against jamming
  • intercept-resend jamming
  • quantum protocol
  • polarization states
  • photons
  • l anti-jamming protocol


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