Quantum data encryption as a service on demand: Eindhoven QKD network testbed

Thiago R. Raddo, Simon Rommel, Victor Land, Chigo Okonkwo, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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The widespread acceptance and deployment of quantum key distribution (QKD) for data encryption requires a better understanding of the technology concerning device-to-system interfacing and network performance from current vendors. Despite the existence of a few QKD testbeds worldwide, they are neither open-access nor capable of validating components from different system and component vendors business cases. User trials in testbeds have yet to yield a robust, open business case. This paper introduces the open-access QKD testbed currently being developed in the Eindhoven region which will focus on the creation of an open environment for end-to-end validation of distinct business cases, QKD security proofs, and technology certification and standardization. At this site, a quantum-to-the-home network scenario for providing quantum encryption as a service on demand, for end-to-end security to end-users, is also proposed. It is expected that this testbed will lead to a better understanding of what further developments are required for current networks to be augmented with QKD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2019
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-2779-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Event21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2019) - Angers, France
Duration: 9 Jul 201913 Jul 2019


Conference21st International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2019)
Abbreviated titleICTON2019
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  • Business case
  • Cyber-attack
  • Quantum key distribution
  • Security
  • Testbed


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