Different Architectures of Quantum Key Distribution Network

  • Ahmed Farouk
  • O. Tarawneh
  • Mohamed Elhoseny
  • J. Batle
  • Mosayeb Naseri
  • Aboul Ella Hassanien
  • Muzaffar Lone
Part of the Studies in Big Data book series (SBD, volume 33)


Most existing realizations of quantum key distribution (QKD) are point-to-point systems with one source transferring to only one destination. Growth of these single-receiver systems has now achieved a reasonably sophisticated point. However, many communication systems operate in a point-to-multi-point (Multicast) configuration rather than in point-to-point mode, so it is crucial to demonstrate compatibility with this type of network in order to maximize the application range for QKD. The researchers have proposed several approaches for Quantum Key Distribution Network. In this chapter we will discuss these various architectures.


Quantum key distribution Quantum cryptography DARPA network Deterministic secure direct communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed Farouk
    • 1
    • 2
  • O. Tarawneh
    • 3
  • Mohamed Elhoseny
    • 1
  • J. Batle
    • 4
  • Mosayeb Naseri
    • 5
  • Aboul Ella Hassanien
    • 6
  • Muzaffar Lone
    • 7
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer and Information SciencesMansoura UniversityMansouraEgypt
  2. 2.University of Science and Technology, Zewail City of Science and TechnologyGizaEgypt
  3. 3.Information Technology DepartmentAl-Zahra College for WomenMuscatOman
  4. 4.Departament de FísicaUniversitat de Les Illes BalearsPalma de Mallorca, Balearic IslandsSpain
  5. 5.Department of PhysicsKermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityKermanshahIran
  6. 6.Faculty of Computers and InformationCairo UniversityGizaEgypt
  7. 7.Department of PhysicsUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia

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