Chaotic Quantum Key Distribution

Noah Cowper, Harry Shaw, David Thayer
2020 Cryptography  
The ability to send information securely is a vital aspect of today's society, and with the developments in quantum computing, new ways to communicate have to be researched. We explored a novel application of quantum key distribution (QKD) and synchronized chaos which was utilized to mask a transmitted message. This communication scheme is not hampered by the ability to send single photons and consequently is not vulnerable to number splitting attacks like other QKD schemes that rely on single
more » ... hat rely on single photon emission. This was shown by an eavesdropper gaining a maximum amount of information on the key during the first setup and listening to the key reconciliation to gain more information. We proved that there is a maximum amount of information an eavesdropper can gain during the communication, and this is insufficient to decode the message.
doi:10.3390/cryptography4030024 fatcat:4ocpmutlpjc7vdwu46bjbmgxfm