[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT140100574]
Researchers Dr Min-Hsiu Hsieh
Brief description Quantum cryptographic systems have the advantage of mathematically provable security and privacy, addressing security threats to communications as information and communications technologies proliferate. This project aims to quantify a quantum channel's capability for secure communications. The quantity provides the ultimate limit to benchmark practical quantum key distribution protocols for their performance. Expected outcomes will significantly advance the theory of quantum cryptography and our knowledge of the fundamental resource of secret keys, have immediate application for the classical security of existing (non-quantum) communication devices, and benefit security, military, government, industry, individuals, and the community.
Funding Amount $678,502
Funding Scheme Future Fellowships