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Quantum Technologies – The Research Behind a Revolution

Specially commissioned collection of articles on the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, published as part of New Statesman, 12 April 2019.

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Lewis A, Kraemer M & Travagnin M. Quantum Technologies: Implications for European Policy. Issues for debate.

This is a Science for Policy Report from the European Joint Research Centre, raising policy issues and related questions across all quantum technology sectors.

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Omar Y. Digital agenda for Europe: a Europe 2020 initiative – Workshop on Quantum Technologies and Industry (DG Connect, Brussels; 6 May 2015)

This is the Final Report on a workshop hosted by the European Commission, focused on identifying markets for quantum technologies and approaches to their commercialisation.

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Pritchard J & Till S. UK Quantum Technology Landscape 2014

This document provides detailed discussions of all the quantum technology sectors, along with the application areas and market sectors that these could impact.

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Lo H-K, Curty M & Tamaki K. Secure quantum key distribution

Nature Photonics 2014; 8:595–604, doi:10.1038/nphoton.2014.149. This is a recent technical review article on quantum communications, which discusses the security model, together with its assumptions, strengths and weaknesses. Technology progress and challenges are surveyed, along with the latest developments in quantum hacking and counter-measures against it.

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Alléaume R, Branciard C, Bouda J et al. Using quantum key distribution for cryptographic purposes: a survey

Theoretical Computer Science 2014; 560:62–81. This is a revised version of the EU project SECOQC white paper on quantum communications.

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Länger T & Lenhart G. Standardization of quantum key distribution and the ETSI standardization initiative ISG-QKD

This paper analyses QKD as a cryptographic primitive and discusses how it can be incorporated into secure communications systems. Details of the approach of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Industry Specification Group (ISG) in establishing standards for QKD are also given. New J. Phys. 2009; 11: 055051 doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/11/5/055051

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Quantum Key Distribution. Online resource at the STEM elibrary

This is teaching material on QKD, complied by the UK National STEM Learning Centre and with input from the Quantum Communications Hub.

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What is Quantum Key Distribution?

A short leaflet on QKD by the Quantum-Safe Security Working Group of the Cloud Security Alliance.

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ETSI Quantum Key Distribution Technical Leaflet

  • A short summary of QKD and the role of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute

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Bartlett BC. Securing Key Distribution with Quantum Cryptography. SANS Institute

This document gives a simple discussion of quantum cryptography. It is also interesting to read now what was being predicted about quantum communications over a decade ago.

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