Updating quantum cryptography and communications
This paper was accepted prior to the present Editor-in-Chief taking responsibility.
A preliminary version of this paper was presented at Eurocrypt '90, May 21–24, Århus, Denmark, and has appeared in the proceedings, pp. François Bessette was supported in part by an NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship.
The third international conference on "Updating Quantum Cryptography and Communications" organized by NICT, IPA and AIST will be held on October 18-20, 2010, at the ANA Inter Continental Hotel in Tokyo.
The scope of the conference is to present latest advancement of quantum cryptography and communications, and to discuss fundamental and practical issues in realizing quantum networking.
Qubitekk is also working on a photonic quantum computer.
This work was performed while John Smolin was visiting IBM Research.
“Quantum cryptography uses photons and physics to generate cryptographic keys” What is quantum cryptography?
Quantum cryptography is NOT a new algorithm to encrypt and decrypt data.
For example, text that is encrypted using AES encryption with key .
A public key is used to encrypt data whereas a private key is used to decrypt that data.