Optical key protected quantum authentication and encryption

Mark Davis (Inventor), Martin Letz (Inventor), Allard Mosk (Inventor), Pepijn W.H. Pinkse (Inventor)

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Abstract

The invention relates to an apparatus for authenticating an optical key, wherein the optical key is characterized by a reliable authenticatability. The invention also relates to an apparatus for generating a random number from an optical key, wherein the random number is stable when or after the optical key is exposed to an external influence, in particular a physical or chemical stimulus such as a different ambient condition, mechanical stress or chemical contact.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberEP 3 252 740 B1
IPCG09C 5/00 (2006.01) ,H04L 9/08 (2006.01) ,H04L 9/32 (2006.01)
Priority date31/05/16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

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