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The SECOQC quantum key distribution network in Vienna

M. Dianati
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M. Fürst
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O. Gay
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Nicolas Gisin
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M. Legré
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L. Monat
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J.B. Page
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G. Ribordy
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S. Robyr
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P. Trinkler
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H. Weier
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The paper presents the architecture and functionality of the principal networking agent—the SECOQC node module, which enables the authentic classical communication required for key distillation, manages the generated key material, determines a communication path between any destinations in the network, and realizes end-to-end secure transport of key material between these destinations. The paper also illustrates the operation of the network in a number of typical exploitation regimes and gives an initial estimate of the network transmission capacity, defined as the maximum amount of key that can be exchanged, or alternatively the amount of information that can be transmitted with information theoretic security, between two arbitrary nodes.
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M. Peev, C. Pacher, Romain Alleaume, C. Barreiro, J. Bouda, et al.. The SECOQC quantum key distribution network in Vienna. New Journal of Physics, 2009, 11, pp.075001. ⟨10.1088/1367-2630/11/7/075001⟩. ⟨hal-00559693⟩
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