LI Jian, LI Na, ZHANG Yu, WEN Shuang, DU Wei, CHEN Wei, MA Wenping. A Survey on Quantum Cryptography[J]. Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2018, 27(2): 223-228. doi: 10.1049/cje.2018.01.017
Citation: LI Jian, LI Na, ZHANG Yu, WEN Shuang, DU Wei, CHEN Wei, MA Wenping. A Survey on Quantum Cryptography[J]. Chinese Journal of Electronics, 2018, 27(2): 223-228. doi: 10.1049/cje.2018.01.017

A Survey on Quantum Cryptography

doi: 10.1049/cje.2018.01.017
Funds:  This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.U1636106, No.61472048, No.61572053).
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  • Corresponding author: LI Na (corresponding author) was born in Jilin Province, China, in 1982. She received the M.E. degree in School of Computer Science and Technology from Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun, China, in 2011. She is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Her main research interests include information security, quantum cryptography, and quantum secure communication. (
  • Received Date: 2017-07-10
  • Rev Recd Date: 2017-10-10
  • Publish Date: 2018-03-10
  • Quantum cryptography (QC) as an important technology to protect the security of the future network communication, has gained extensive attention from both academia and industry in recent years. This paper provides a concise up-to-date review of QC, including Quantum key distribution (QKD), Quantum authentication, Quantum public-key cryptography (QPKC), and so on. Our aim is to pave a comprehensive and solid starting ground for interested readers. We firstly clarify the definition of QC. Secondly, we present the current understanding of QC from different levels, including the basic knowledge of quantum information processing, QC protocols and the attacks in QC. Finally, we discuss the challenges and opportunities in this hopeful field.
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