Error Reconciliation in Quantum Key Distribution (QKD)

239. R. P. Brent, A simple approach to error reconciliation in quantum key distribution, 7 May 2010, 19 pages, arXiv:1005.1206v1.

Paper: pdf (196K).


We discuss the error reconciliation phase in quantum key distribution (QKD) and analyse a simple scheme in which blocks with bad parity (that is, blocks containing an odd number of errors) are discarded. We predict the performance of this scheme and show, using a simulation, that the prediction is accurate.


Based on material presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society, Adelaide, 1 October 2009.

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