Design of a Super-Pixel-Based Quantum Secure Authentication Demonstrator

Chris Toebes, Tristan B.H. Tentrup, Pepijn W.H. Pinkse

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Quantum Secure Authentication (QSA) is a method recently developed to authenticate a multiple-scattering key [1]. Previous implementations only showed proof-of-principle setups. We present a design of a compact and robust demonstration device for Quantum Secure Authentication. The challenge and response formation is performed by digital micromirror devices in a super pixel configuration [2]. The setup is designed to be able to operate in the classical and quantum regime, in order to be used for key alignment as well as authentication measurements.
Here we will discuss the design criteria and decisions and first experimental results.

[1] S. A. Goorden, M. Horstmann, A. P. Mosk, B. Škorić, and P. W. H. Pinkse, Optica 1, 421–424 (2014)
[2] S. A. Goorden, J. Bertolotti, and A. P. Mosk, Opt. Express 22, 17999 - 18009 (2014)
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2017
Event41st Annual Meeting NNV AMO Lunteren 2017 - Lunteren, Netherlands
Duration: 10 Oct 201711 Oct 2017
Conference number: 41


Conference41st Annual Meeting NNV AMO Lunteren 2017
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  • Cybersecurity
  • Authentication
  • wavefront shaping


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