DOI: 10.22331/q-2023-08-22-1090 ISSN:

A coherence-witnessing game and applications to semi-device-independent quantum key distribution

Mário Silva, Ricardo Faleiro, Paulo Mateus, Emmanuel Zambrini Cruzeiro
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Semi-device-independent quantum key distribution aims to achieve a balance between the highest level of security, device independence, and experimental feasibility. Semi-quantum key distribution presents an intriguing approach that seeks to minimize users' reliance on quantum operations while maintaining security, thus enabling the development of simplified and hardware fault-tolerant quantum protocols. In this work, we introduce a coherence-based, semi-device-independent, semi-quantum key distribution protocol built upon a noise-robust version of a coherence equality game that witnesses various types of coherence. Security is proven in the bounded quantum storage model, requiring users to implement only classical operations, specifically fixed-basis detections.

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