Quantum cryptography including quantum key distribution and quantum secret sharing, a fundamental branch in quantum information processing, is the process whereby two or more parties agree on a key for subsequent cryptographic use. The goal of quantum cryptography is to establish a secure key in an insecure communication environment, leading to the difficulty of the protocols' design and analysis. In this thesis we focus on the design and analysis of secure and efficient protocols of two or more parties in quantum settings.
Table of Contents1. Introduction -- 2. Preliminaries -- 3. High-capacity quantum key distribution protocols -- 4. Quantum secret sharing protocols of secure direct communication -- 5. Hybrid quantum cryptography with extended unitary operations -- 6. Conclusions and future work.
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis PhD
DegreePhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Computing
Department, Centre or SchoolDepartment of Computing
Year of Award2015
Principal SupervisorMehmet A. Orgun
Additional Supervisor 1Josef Pieprzyk
RightsCopyright Hong Lai 2015.
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Extent1 online resource (xxviii, 131 pages)