Cryptography and Quantum Communications
Advanced Network Technologies Division, ITL, NIST
Thursday, May 16, 2002 15:00-16:00,
Quantum channels have unique properties and can enable new security
One of these algorithms, BB84, is to be implemented at NIST.
The talk will be
Room 145, NIST North (820)
Thursday, May 16, 2002 13:00-14:00,
- a very quick tutorial on BB84 which relies on quantum
communications to create ideally-identical shared bit sequences in
communicating computers and then uses classical means to extract
out of these sequences create shared secrets to be used as
- a reasonably detailed exposition of the techniques used to extract
out of the bits in (1) shared secrets that are shared and secret
with arbitrarily high probability.
- Possible alternatives to (2)
- (if time permits) Practical questions on how to implement BB84 and
use its output within a communication stack.
Contact: A. J. Kearsley
Note: Visitors from outside NIST must contact
Robin Bickel; (301) 975-3668;
at least 24 hours in advance.