Faculty Advisor

Aravind, Padmanabhan Krishna

Abstract

This project investigates the problem of quantum key distribution (i.e. the process by which two distant parties can arrive at a random string of bits that can be used for cryptographic purposes) based on d-level quantum systems. It investigates a variety of protocols based on such systems and shows that they provided increased security over that provided by 2-level systems. Protocols are also compared with respect to efficiency and ease of implementation, in addition to the level of security.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Program

Physics

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