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Counterfactual quantum certificate authorization

Shenoy, Akshata H and Srikanth, R and Srinivas, T (2014) Counterfactual quantum certificate authorization. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW A, 89 (5).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.89.052307

Abstract

We present a multipartite protocol in a counterfactual paradigm. In counterfactual quantum cryptography, secure information is transmitted between two spatially separated parties even when there is no physical travel of particles transferring the information between them. We propose here a tripartite counterfactual quantum protocol for the task of certificate authorization. Here a trusted third party, Alice, authenticates an entity Bob (e.g., a bank) that a client Charlie wishes to securely transact with. The protocol is counterfactual with respect to either Bob or Charlie. We prove its security against a general incoherent attack, where Eve attacks single particles.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright for this article belongs to AMER PHYSICAL SOC, ONE PHYSICS ELLIPSE, COLLEGE PK, MD 20740-3844 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 09:43
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 09:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/49162

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