Future Perspective of Quantum Cryptography

Masahide SASAKI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E93-A    No.5    pp.910-913
Publication Date: 2010/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E93.A.910
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Leading-Edge Developments in Quantum Cryptographic Systems)
quantum cryptography,  photonic network,  quantum network,  

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Quantum cryptography reaches a decisive phase to innovate secure communications technology beyond a subject reserved for scientists. Every core technology of quantum cryptography should be unified with photonic network technology and contemporary cryptography to realize secure photonic network. As another important avenue, new quantum crypto-schemes taking every merit of known schemes and quantum node technology for fully quantum networking must be pursued for new generation quantum cryptography.