Title: An efficient quantum anonymous communication with hybrid entanglement swapping

Authors: Xiaoping Lou; Jun Dai; Zhigang Chen; Moon Ho Lee

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Technology, Hunan University of Arts and Science, Changde, 415000, China ' Department of Teacher Education, Hunan University of Arts and Science, Changde, 415000, China ' School of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, 410083, China ' Institute of Information and Communication, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, 561756, Korea

Abstract: An efficient information-theoretically secure protocol is proposed. It is built for the anonymous transmission of quantum information. In our proposed scheme, a photon of hybrid entangled pairs is travelling through the participants. After operations performed by the participants, anonymous entanglement transmission channels are generated between the sender and receiver by hybrid entanglement swapping. Our protocol achieves both sender anonymity and receiver anonymity against an active adversary and tolerates any number of corrupt participants. Furthermore, we demonstrate that our protocol has great capacity to teleportate quantum message with fewer resources.

Keywords: anonymous communication; hybrid entanglement; entanglement swapping; information theory; secure protocols; quantum information; sender anonymity; receiver anonymity; information security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2014.066360

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2014 Vol.8 No.2/3, pp.87 - 95

Accepted: 05 Mar 2014
Published online: 17 Dec 2014 *

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