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1 online resource (xi, 229 pages) : illustrations (some color), digital ; 24 cm 

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Series 
Lecture notes in physics, 00758450 ; volume 988


Lecture notes in physics ; volume 988

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Introduction  Mathematical Tools  Information and Entropies  Quantum Key Distribution Protocols  Security Analysis  DeviceIndependent QKD  Recent Developments in Practical QKD 

This textbook introduces the nonspecialist reader to the concepts of quantum key distribution and presents an overview of stateoftheart quantum communication protocols and applications. The field of quantum cryptography has advanced rapidly in the previous years, not least because with the age of quantum computing drawing closer, traditional encryption methods are at risk. The textbook presents the necessary mathematical tools without assuming much background, making it accessible to readers without experience in quantum information theory. In particular, the topic of classical and quantum entropies is presented in great detail. Furthermore, the author discusses the different types of quantum key distribution protocols and explains several tools for proving the security of these protocols. In addition, a number of applications of quantum key distribution are discussed, demonstrating its value to stateoftheart cryptography and communication. This book leads the reader through the mathematical background with a variety of workedout examples and exercises. It is primarily targeted at graduate students and advanced undergraduates in theoretical physics. The presented material is largely selfcontained and only basic knowledge in quantum mechanics and linear algebra is required 
Host Item 
Springer Nature eBook

Subject 
Quantum communication  Security measures


Data encryption (Computer science)


Cryptography


Quantum Physics


Data Structures and Information Theory


Systems and Data Security

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SpringerLink (Online service)

