IDQ and UNIGE go one step further with the European research project QuRep

Wednesday 26 May 2010

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The SwissQuantum network highlights the reliability of Quantum Key Distribution systems and demonstrates long term operation of quantum network based on trusted repeaters. If we consider a key exchanged between two parties A and B linked through one or more nodes, its security relies on the laws of Quantum Physics between the nodes and on the security of the nodes at the intermediate nodes themselves.

IDQ and UNIGE are involved in a European research project called QuRep which started at the beginning of 2010. The main goal of QuRep is the implementation of quantum repeaters. They are the key elements for quantum networks. In this case, the security of the key exchange relies on the laws of Quantum Physics between the nodes and in the intermediate nodes.




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