Authenticated communication from quantum readout of PUFs

Boris Skoric, Pepijn Willemszoon Harry Pinkse, Allard Mosk

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Quantum Readout of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) is a recently introduced method for remote authentication of objects. We present an extension of the protocol to enable the authentication of data: a verifier can check if received classical data was sent by the PUF holder. We call this modification QR-d or, in the case of the optical-PUF implementation, QSA-d. We discuss how QSA-d can be operated in a parallel way. We also present a protocol for authenticating quantum states
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Physical unclonable functions
  • Quantum security


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