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Measurement Device Independent Quantum Key Distribution Based on Orbital Angular Momentum under Parametric Light Source

Meng Wang1, Hong Lai1, *, Lei Pan2

1 School of Computer and Information Science, Southwest University, Chongqing, 400715, China.
2 School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, 3220, Australia.

* Corresponding Author: Hong Lai. Email: email.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2020, 63(1), 369-387.


On the one hand, existing measurement device independent quantum key distribution (MDI-QKD) protocols have usually adopted single photon source (SPS) and weak coherent photon (WCP), however, these protocols have suffered from multi-photon problem brought from photon splitter number attacks. On the other hand, the orbital angular momentum (OAM)-MDI-QKD protocol does not need to compare and adjust the reference frame, solving the dependency of the base in the MDI-QKD protocol. Given that, we propose the OAM-MDI-QKD protocol based on the parametric light sources which mainly include single-photon-added-coherent (SPACS) and heralded single-photon sources (HSPS). Due to the stability of OAM and the participation of parametric light sources, the performance of MDI-QKD protocol gradually approaches the ideal situation. Numerical simulation shows that compared with WCP scheme, HSPS and SPACS schemes have increased the maximum secure transmission distance by 30 km and 40 km respectively.


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M. Wang, H. Lai and L. Pan, "Measurement device independent quantum key distribution based on orbital angular momentum under parametric light source," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 63, no.1, pp. 369–387, 2020.


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