Weak randomness in device-independent quantum key distribution and the advantage of using high-dimensional entanglement

Marcus Huber, Marcin Pawłowski

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Abstract

We show that in device-independent quantum key distribution protocols the privacy of randomness is of crucial importance. For sublinear test sample sizes even the slightest guessing probability by an eavesdropper will completely compromise security. We show that a combined attack exploiting test sample and measurement choices compromises the security even with a linear-size test sample and otherwise device-independent security considerations. We explicitly derive the sample size needed to retrieve security as a function of the randomness quality. We demonstrate that exploiting features of genuinely higher-dimensional systems, one can reduce this weakness and provide device-independent security more robust against weak randomness sources. © 2013 American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number032309
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume88
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2013

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    Huber, M., & Pawłowski, M. (2013). Weak randomness in device-independent quantum key distribution and the advantage of using high-dimensional entanglement. Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 88(3), [032309]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.88.032309