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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 6304–6312

Characteristics of superconducting single photon detector in DPS-QKD system under bright illumination blinding attack

Mikio Fujiwara, Toshimori Honjo, Kaoru Shimizu, Kiyoshi Tamaki, and Masahide Sasaki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 6304-6312 (2013)

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We derive the time-dependent photo-detection probability equation of a superconducting single photon detector (SSPD) to study the responsive property for a pulse train at high repetition rate. Using this equation, we analyze the characteristics of SSPDs when illuminated by bright pulses in blinding attack on a quantum key distribution (QKD). We obtain good agreement between expected values based on our equation and actual experimental values. Such a time-dependent probability analysis contributes to security analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors
(270.5568) Quantum optics : Quantum cryptography

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: January 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2013
Published: March 5, 2013

Mikio Fujiwara, Toshimori Honjo, Kaoru Shimizu, Kiyoshi Tamaki, and Masahide Sasaki, "Characteristics of superconducting single photon detector in DPS-QKD system under bright illumination blinding attack," Opt. Express 21, 6304-6312 (2013)

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