Friday 12 June 2009
The Quantum Layer is responsible for secure exchange of secret keys. To this purpose Quantum Key Distribution Servers have been installed on each node. The QKD Servers exchange secret keys using Quantum Key Distribution technology. Secret keys are then accessed by the Key Management Layer where they are stored for further use, and where additional key management functionalities are implemented.
For updates on the performance of the Quantum Key Exchange in the SwissQuantum network, please visit our section on Performance Results of Quantum Layer. Updates occurs every 5 minutes.