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25 September 2007 Optimal eavesdropping strategies in quantum cryptography using photonic quantum control
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When eavesdropping on a quantum channel, two distinct properties of quantum physics arise. First, if the quantum system is prepared in one of several non-orthogonal states, then no measurement can discriminate these states with certainty. Second, any measurement that acquires information about a system must necessarily disturb it. We investigate a simple and optimal eavesdropping scheme that minimizes the disturbance caused by a given amount of information gain, and show that an in principle demonstration of such a scheme could be performed using existing experimental techniques in single-photon quantum technologies.
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Stephen D. Bartlett "Optimal eavesdropping strategies in quantum cryptography using photonic quantum control", Proc. SPIE 6710, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging V, 67100U (25 September 2007);


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