1st International ICST Workshop on Quantum and Classical Information Security

Research Article

On QKD Industrialization

Download349 downloads
  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11731-2_36,
        author={J. D\^{a}vila and D. Lancho and J. Martinez and V. Martin},
        title={On QKD Industrialization},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Quantum and Classical Information Security},
        keywords={Quantum Key Distribution Security assurance and standardization Market requirements},
  • J. Dávila
    D. Lancho
    J. Martinez
    V. Martin
    Year: 2012
    On QKD Industrialization
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11731-2_36
J. Dávila1, D. Lancho1, J. Martinez1, V. Martin1,*
  • 1: Univ. Politécnica de Madrid
*Contact email: Vicente@fi.upm.es


During the 25 years of existence of the first protocol for Quantum Key Distribution, much has been said and expected of what came to be termed as Quantum Cryptography. After all this time, much progress has been done but also the reality check and analysis that naturally comes with maturity is underway. A new panorama is emerging, and the way in which the challenges imposed by market requirements are tackled will determine the fate of Quantum Cryptography. The present paper attempts to frame a reasonable view on the issues of the security and market requirements that QKD should achieve to become a marketable technology.