Title: A quantum key injection scheme for mobile terminals based on commercial quantum key distribution

Authors: Xiaohui Li; Dexin Zhu; Jianan Wu; Huan Wang; Lifeng Yang; Lijun Song

Addresses: Computer Science and Technology College, Changchun University, Changchun 130022, China ' Computer Science and Technology College, Changchun University, Changchun 130022, China ' Computer Science and Technology College, Changchun University, Changchun 130022, China ' Computer Science and Technology College, Changchun University, Changchun 130022, China ' Highway Public Security Bureau of Jilin Province Public Security Department, Changchun 130022, China ' Jilin Engineering Laboratory for Quantum Information Technology, Jilin Engineering Normal University, Changchun 130022, China

Abstract: In order to satisfy the demand of mobile secure communication for quantum keys, this study proposes a commercial quantum key distribution (QKD) based quantum key injection scheme for mobile terminals. It integrates a quantum network with a classic network, employs a quantum key injection device, and applies an encryption strategy to securely transmit the quantum key from the quantum network to the classic network for injection into a mobile terminal.Experimental results in a real quantum key distribution environment show that the fusion network runs stably, and the injection of the quantum key at the mobile terminal is realised effectively, which can meet the demands of mobile secure communication for quantum keys.

Keywords: quantum key; mobile key injecting; commercial QKD; mobile secure communication; quantum network; classic network; QKD; quantum key distribution; quantum key injection device; encryption strategy; fusion network.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2022.10045458

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2022 Vol.38 No.2, pp.132 - 141

Received: 22 May 2021
Accepted: 01 Jun 2021

Published online: 28 Feb 2022 *

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