CN  Vol.2 No.3 , August 2010
Comparison of 4 Multi-User Passive Network Topologies for 3 Different Quantum Key Distribution
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to compare the performance of four passive optical network topologies in implementing multi-user quantum key distribution, using 3 protocols proposed by quantum cryptography (B92, EPR, and SSP). The considered networks are the passive-star network, the optical-ring network based on the Signac interferometer, the wavelength-routed network, and the wavelength-addressed bus network. The quantum bit-error rate and sifted key rate for each of these topologies are analysed to determine their suitability for providing quantum key distribution-service to networks of various sizes. The efficiency of the three considered protocols is also determined.
Cite this paper: nullF. Garzia and R. Cusani, "Comparison of 4 Multi-User Passive Network Topologies for 3 Different Quantum Key Distribution," Communications and Network, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2010, pp. 166-182. doi: 10.4236/cn.2010.23025.

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