13 October 2015 A complete classification of quantum public-key encryption protocols
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We present a classification of quantum public-key encryption protocols. There are six elements in quantum public-key encryption: plaintext, ciphertext, public-key, private-key, encryption algorithm and decryption algorithm. According to the property of each element which is either quantum or classical, the quantum public-key encryption protocols can be divided into 64 kinds. Among 64 kinds of protocols, 8 kinds have already been constructed, 52 kinds can be proved to be impossible to construct and the remaining 4 kinds have not been presented effectively yet. This indicates that the research on quantum public-key encryption protocol should be focus on the existed kinds and the unproposed kinds.
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Chenmiao Wu, Chenmiao Wu, Li Yang, Li Yang, } "A complete classification of quantum public-key encryption protocols", Proc. SPIE 9648, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XII; and Quantum Information Science and Technology, 964818 (13 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2194067; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2194067


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