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An efficient quantum blind digital signature scheme

Abstract

Recently, many quantum digital signature (QDS) schemes have been proposed to authenticate the integration of a message. However, these quantum signature schemes just consider the situation for bit messages, and the signing-verifying of one-bit modality. So, their signature efficiency is very low. In this paper, we propose a scheme based on an application of Fibonacci-, Lucas- and Fibonacci-Lucas matrix coding to quantum digital signatures based on a recently proposed quantum key distribution (QKD) system. Our scheme can sign a large number of digital messages every time. Moreover, these special matrices provide a method to verify the integration of information received by the participants, to authenticate the identity of the participants, and to improve the efficiency for signing-verifying. Therefore, our signature scheme is more practical than the existing schemes.

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Acknowledgements

Hong LAI was supported by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. XDJK2016C043), 1000-Plan of Chongqing by Southwest University (Grant No. SWU116007), and Doctoral Program of Higher Education (Grant No. SWU115091). Mingxing LUO was supported by Sichuan Youth Science & Technique Foundation (Grant No.2017JQ0048). Josef PIEPRZYK was supported by National Science Centre, Poland (Grant No. UMO-2014/15/B/ST6/05130). Shudong Li was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61672020, 61662069, 61472433), Project Funded by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant Nos. 2013M542560, 2015T81129) and A Project of Shandong Province Higher Educational Science and Technology Program (Grant Nos. J16LN61, 2016ZH054). The paper was also supported by A Project Funded by the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (PAPD) and Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center on Atmospheric Environment and Equipment Technology (CICAEET).

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Correspondence to Hong Lai or Mehmet A. Orgun.

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Lai, H., Luo, M., Pieprzyk, J. et al. An efficient quantum blind digital signature scheme. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 60, 082501 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-016-9061-4

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Keywords

  • blind quantum digital signature
  • Fibonacci-
  • Lucas- and Fibonacci-Lucas matrix coding
  • digital messages
  • signing-verifying modality