19 November 2012 Practical treatment of quantum bugs
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A quantum bug, or "qbug", is the fundamental unit of problems in quantum key distribution. It can include a particular attack, an inaccurate use of the technology, a loophole of the theory or a hidden side channel. In this manuscript we detail one of them, related to the choice of the protocol and its security proof in the finite-size scenario. The treatment makes use of linear programming, a tool that well adapts to the practical constraints imposed by an actual quantum key distribution set up.
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M. Lucamarini, M. Lucamarini, J. F. Dynes, J. F. Dynes, Z. L. Yuan, Z. L. Yuan, A. J. Shields, A. J. Shields, } "Practical treatment of quantum bugs", Proc. SPIE 8542, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VI, 85421K (19 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.977870; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.977870


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