Experimental implementation of bit commitment in the noisy-storage model
Ng, Nelly Huei Ying.
Joshi, Siddarth K.
Chen Ming, Chia.
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Fundamental primitives such as bit commitment and oblivious transfer serve as building blocks for many other two-party protocols. Hence, the secure implementation of such primitives are important in modern cryptography. In this work, we present a bit commitment protocol which is secure as long as the attacker's quantum memory device is imperfect. The latter assumption is known as the noisy-storage model. We experimentally executed this protocol by performing measurements on polarization-entangled photon pairs. Our work includes a full security analysis, accounting for all experimental error rates and finite size effects. This demonstrates the feasibility of two-party protocols in this model using real-world quantum devices. Finally, we provide a general analysis of our bit commitment protocol for a range of experimental parameters.
DRNTU::Science::Physics::Atomic physics::Quantum theory
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