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The main direction of research for the Quantum hacking lab is testing practical security of quantum communication systems, finding and demonstrating new loopholes, and helping to develop and test countermeasures. For example, quantum cryptography is absolutely secure in theory. However, practical implementations often deviate from the theory description, which leaves loopholes for eavesdropping. By openly publishing all our results, we ensure hardening of quantum communication technology against all possible attacks. This work will also contribute to certification standards for quantum communication equipment.
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We also do some single-photon detector development for long-distance quantum communications, e.g., via satellite.
- Interdisciplinary center of quantum information at National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China
- Center for quantum information at Korea Institute of Science and Technology
- P. Kwiats group at University of Illinois, USA
- Radiophysics lab at State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia
- Hoi-Kwong Los group at University of Toronto, Canada
- ID Quantique
- Quantum hacking group in Norway
- individual collaborations with J. C. García Escartín, F. Xu, I. Radchenko, N. Jain.
- internal collaborations at the Institute for Quantum Computing with groups of T. Jennewein, N. Lütkenhaus, M. Mosca.
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