Experimental six-state quantum cryptography

Paul G. Kwiat, Daphna G. Enzer, Phillip G. Hadley, C. Glen Peterson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Using polarization-entangled photons, we have implemented the “six-state” quantum cryptography protocol, whereby each photon is measured in one of three bases. The resulting eavesdropper-induced error rate, experimentally investigated for several attacks, is enhanced to 33%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Quantum Information, ICQI 2001
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)1557526540
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Quantum Information, ICQI 2001 - Rochester, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2001 → …

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


Conference1st International Conference on Quantum Information, ICQI 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period6/13/01 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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