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Giant Fiber Lasers: A New Paradigm for Secure Key Distribution

Scheuer, Jacob and Yariv, Amnon (2006) Giant Fiber Lasers: A New Paradigm for Secure Key Distribution. Physical Review Letters, 97 (14). Art. No. 140502. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:SCHEprl06b

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Abstract

We propose and analyze a new concept for secure key distribution based on establishing laser oscillations between the sender and receiver. Compared to quantum mechanics based systems, our scheme allows for significantly higher key-establishing rates and longer ranges. By properly designing the laser structure, it is possible to increase the difficulty of eavesdropping almost arbitrarily, thus making our scheme an intriguing alternative and a complementary technology to quantum key-distribution systems.


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:©2006 The American Physical Society (Received 27 April 2006; published 6 October 2006) A.Y. thanks the National Science Foundation, AFSOR, and the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency for supporting the research.
Subject Keywords:quantum cryptography; fiber lasers
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.140502
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Deposited On:27 Oct 2006
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