Accession Number:

ADA446503

Title:

Secure Communication Using Mesoscopic Coherent States

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

2003-04-17

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally that secure communication using intermediate energy mesoscopic coherent states is possible. Our scheme is different from previous quantum cryptographic schemes in that a short secret key is explicitly used and in which quantum noise hides both the bit and the key. This encryption scheme can be optically amplified. new avenues are open to secure communications at high speeds in fiber-optic or free-space channels.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE