International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 57, Issue 5, pp 1559–1571 | Cite as

Multiparty Quantum Direct Secret Sharing of Classical Information with Bell States and Bell Measurements

  • Yun Song
  • Yongming Li
  • Wenhua Wang


This paper proposed a new and efficient multiparty quantum direct secret sharing (QDSS) by using swapping quantum entanglement of Bell states. In the proposed scheme, the quantum correlation between the possible measurement results of the members (except dealer) and the original local unitary operation encoded by the dealer was presented. All agents only need to perform Bell measurements to share dealer’s secret by recovering dealer’s operation without performing any unitary operation. Our scheme has several advantages. The dealer is not required to retain any photons, and can further share a predetermined key instead of a random key to the agents. It has high capacity as two bits of secret messages can be transmitted by an EPR pair and the intrinsic efficiency approaches 100%, because no classical bit needs to be transmitted except those for detection. Without inserting any checking sets for detecting the eavesdropping, the scheme can resist not only the existing attacks, but also the cheating attack from the dishonest agent.


Quantum secret sharing Bell measurements Entanglement swapping Security 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61602291, 11671244, 11601300, 11601302,).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceShaanxi Normal UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.School of Ethnic EducationShaanxi Normal UniversityXi’anChina

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