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    Institute for Quantum Computing      University of Waterloo  
 
   
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Selected presentations and lectures

  • Lecture “Quantum hacking” given by V. Makarov at ID Quantique 8th winter school on quantum cybersecurity, January 16–21, 2016 in Les Diablerets, Switzerland: PowerPoint (25.3 MiB, with animations) | PDF (13.1 MiB, static images only).
  • Lecture “Limits on physical security of quantum communications” given by V. Makarov and A. Huang at several seminars in South Korea and China, October 15 – November 2, 2015. These slides are a superset of all lectures; not all were shown at each place: PowerPoint (101 MiB, with animations) | PDF (10.8 MiB, static images only).
  • Talk “The future is quantum” given by V. Makarov at the Norwegian cryptographic seminar in Trondheim, Norway, September 8, 2015: PowerPoint (106 MiB, with animations) | PDF (11.0 MiB, static images only).
  • Lecture “Implementations of QKD and security challenges” given by V. Makarov at QKD graduate school at IQC, Waterloo, Canada, August 17–21, 2015: PowerPoint (133 MiB, with animations) | PDF (16.1 MiB, static images only).
  • Talk “Progress and challenges in quantum cryptography” given by V. Makarov at Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France, July 10, 2015: PowerPoint (77.8 MiB, with animations) | PDF (10.0 MiB, static images only).
  • Talk “Testing quantum crypto” given by V. Makarov at ETSI 2nd quantum-safe crypto workshop, Ottawa, Canada, October 6–7, 2014: PowerPoint (16 MiB, with animations) | PDF (4.2 MiB, static images only).
  • Lecture “Quantum cryptography” given by V. Makarov at Phys 10 undergraduate seminar at the University of Waterloo, Canada, September 30, 2014: watch this 50 min lecture on youtube; slides: PowerPoint (63 MiB, with videos and animations) | PDF (6.8 MiB, static images only).
  • Lecture series “Quantum cryptography and quantum hacking” given by V. Makarov as a part of summer course Implementation of quantum communication at the Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo, Canada, August 1, 2014: watch three parts introduction to quantum cryptography, quantum hacking part 1, quantum hacking part 2; slides: PowerPoint (95 MiB, with videos and animations) | PDF (14.8 MiB, static images only).
  • Lecture “Quantum cryptography and quantum hacking” given by V. Makarov at Quantum information and quantum technologies summer school, Bucharest, Romania, July 2–5, 2014: PowerPoint (293 MiB, with videos and animations) | PDF (14.5 MiB, static images only).
  • Debate “On the unconditional security of quantum key distribution” (1 h 24 min video) in which V. Makarov participated, at HotPI conference (November 11, 2013).
  • Lecture “Loopholes in implementations of quantum cryptography” given by V. Makarov at ID Quantique 5th winter school on practical quantum communications (January 2013): PowerPoint (27.7 MiB) | PDF (20.6 MiB).
  • Lecture “Quantum hacking” given by V. Makarov at Undergraduate school on experimental quantum information processing (USEQIP; June 2012): watch this 1 h 20 min lecture on youtube; slides: PowerPoint (17.4 MiB).
  • Lecture “Loopholes in implementations of quantum cryptography” given by V. Makarov at ID Quantique 4th winter school on practical quantum cryptography (January 2012): PowerPoint (15.9 MiB) | PDF (6.4 MiB).
  • Talk “Loopholes in implementations of quantum cryptography” given by V. Makarov at QCRYPT conference, Zurich (September 2011): watch this one-hour talk on the conference website or download MPEG-4 video (418 MiB); slides: PowerPoint (14.1 MiB).
  • Video abstract for our paper “After-gate attack on a quantum cryptosystem,” filmed by our German colleagues (January 2011): watch it on youtube or download full-quality HD video (67 MiB).
  • Lecture “Attacks on implementations of quantum cryptography” given by V. Makarov at ID Quantique 3rd winter school on practical quantum cryptography (January 2011): PowerPoint (24.2 MiB).
  • Lecture “Practical attacks on QKD implementations” given by V. Makarov at id Quantique 2nd winter school on practical quantum cryptography (February 2010): PowerPoint (20.3 MiB).
  • Presentations from the Quantum communication workshop 2010 in Oslo organized by our group.
  • Lecture “How you can build an eavesdropper for a quantum cryptosystem” given by S. Sauge and Q. Liu at 26th Chaos Communication Congress (2009): PowerPoint (4.4 MiB); you can watch the entire 52 min lecture on youtube or download MPEG-4 video (582 MiB).
  • Lecture “How we eavesdropped 100% of a quantum cryptographic key” given by V. Makarov and I. Gerhardt at Hacking at Random conference (2009): PowerPoint (16.1 MiB); you can watch the entire 52 min lecture on youtube.
  • Presentation “Eve strikes back: attacks exploiting component imperfections” (2008): PowerPoint (13.1 MiB) | PDF (7.2 MiB); handouts: PDF (4.5 MiB).
  • Poster “Faked states attack exploiting detector efficiency mismatch on BB84, phase-time, DPSK, and Ekert protocols(2006).
  • Presentation “Attacks via optical loopholes” given at the Quantum information theory workshop in Erlangen (2004).
  • Lecture “Quantum cryptography” given in the Fiber components course at NTNU (2003).
  • Presentation “Quantum cryptography” given at the Norwegian cryptographic seminar (2002).

Conference abstracts

2015

P. V. P. Pinheiro, P. Chaiwongkhot, S. Sajeed, R. T. Horn, J.-P. Bourgoin, and V. Makarov,
Measurements of light emission from silicon avalanche photodetectors (poster),
presented at QCrypt 2015, Tokyo, Japan, September 28 – October 2, 2015.
PDF (526 KiB)
F. Xu, J. M. Arrazola, K. Wei, W. Wang, P. Palacios-Avila, C. Feng, S. Sajeed, N. Lütkenhaus, and H.-K. Lo,
Experimental quantum fingerprinting (contributed talk),
presented at QCrypt 2015, Tokyo, Japan, September 28 – October 2, 2015.
PDF (482 KiB)
P. Chaiwongkhot, S. Sajeed, J.-P. Bourgoin, T. Jennewein, N. Lütkenhaus, and V. Makarov,
Spatial-mode detector efficiency mismatch security loophole in free-space QKD (contributed talk),
presented at QCrypt 2015, Tokyo, Japan, September 28 – October 2, 2015.
PDF (2.8 MiB)
A. Huang, S. Sajeed, P. Chaiwongkhot, M. Soucarros, M. Legré, and V. Makarov,
Gap between industrial and academic solutions to implementation loopholes: testing random-gate-removal countermeasure in commercial QKD system (poster),
presented at QCrypt 2015, Tokyo, Japan, September 28 – October 2, 2015.
 
E. Anisimova, B. Higgins, J.-P. Bourgoin, M. Cranmer, E. Choi, D. Hudson, L. P. Piche, A. Scott, V. Makarov, and T. Jennewein,
Demonstration of suitability of avalanche photodiodes for quantum communications in the low-Earth-orbit radiation environment (poster),
presented at QCrypt 2015, Tokyo, Japan, September 28 – October 2, 2015.
PDF (775 KiB)
E. Anisimova, D. Nikulov, S. S. Hu, M. Bourgon, R. Ursin, T. Jennewein, and V. Makarov,
Low-noise single-photon detector for long-distance free-space quantum communication (poster),
presented at QCrypt 2015, Tokyo, Japan, September 28 – October 2, 2015.
PDF (258 KiB)
E. Anisimova, B. Higgins, J.-P. Bourgoin, M. Cranmer, E. Choi, D. Hudson, L. P. Piche, A. Scott, V. Makarov, and T. Jennewein,
Testing the suitability of avalanche photodiodes for quantum communications in the low-Earth-orbit radiation environment (contributed talk),
presented at Single Photon Workshop 2015, Geneva, Switzerland, July 13–17, 2015.
PDF (215 KiB)
E. Anisimova, D. Nikulov, S. S. Hu, M. Bourgon, R. Ursin, T. Jennewein, and V. Makarov,
Low-noise single-photon detector for long-distance free-space quantum communication (poster),
presented at Single Photon Workshop 2015, Geneva, Switzerland, July 13–17, 2015.
PDF (2.1 MiB)

2014

S. Sajeed, I. Radchenko, S. Kaiser, J.-P. Bourgoin, L. Monat, M. Legré, and V. Makarov,
Securing two-way quantum communication: the monitoring detector and its flaws (contributed talk),
presented at QCrypt 2014, Paris, France, September 1–5, 2014.
PDF (721 KiB)
F. Xu, S. Sajeed, S. Kaiser, Z. Tang, V. Makarov, and H.-K. Lo,
Experimental quantum key distribution with source flaws and tight finite-key analysis (contributed talk),
presented at QCrypt 2014, Paris, France, September 1–5, 2014.
PDF (175 KiB)
N. Jain, E. Anisimova, I. Khan, V. Makarov, Ch. Marquardt, and G. Leuchs,
Quantum hacking with realistic Trojan-horse attacks (contributed talk),
presented at Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics 2014, Brussels, Belgium, June 23–27, 2014.
PDF (84 KiB)

2012

A. N. Bugge, S. Sauge, A. M. M. Ghazali, J. Skaar, L. Lydersen, and V. Makarov,
Laser damage of photodiodes helps the eavesdropper (invited talk),
presented at QCMC 2012, Vienna, Austria, July 30 – August 3, 2012.
PDF (724 KiB)
N. Jain, E. Anisimova, C. Wittmann, Ch. Marquardt, V. Makarov, and G. Leuchs,
Investigating the feasibility of a practical Trojan-horse attack on a commercial quantum key distribution system (poster),
presented at QCMC 2012, Vienna, Austria, July 30 – August 3, 2012.
PDF (312 KiB)

2011

V. Makarov,
Cracking quantum cryptography (invited talk),
presented at CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2011, Munich, Germany, May 22–26, 2011.
PDF;
presentation slides: PowerPoint (13.6 MiB)
N. Jain, L. Lydersen, C. Wittmann, C. Wiechers, D. Elser, Ch. Marquardt, V. Makarov, and G. Leuchs,
Inducing a detector efficiency mismatch to hack a commercial quantum key distribution system (contributed talk),
presented at CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2011, Munich, Germany, May 22–26, 2011.
PDF

2009

S. Sauge, V. Makarov, and A. Anisimov,
Quantum hacking: how Eve can exploit component imperfections to control yet another of Bob’s single-photon qubit detectors (contributed talk),
presented at CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2009, Munich, Germany, June 14–19, 2009.
PDF
Y.-S. Kim, V. Makarov, Y.-C. Jeong, and Y.-H. Kim,
Silicon single-photon detector with 5 Hz dark counts (poster),
presented at CLEO/IQEC 2009, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 31 – June 5, 2009.
PDF

2008

V. Makarov, A. Anisimov, and S. Sauge,
Can Eve control PerkinElmer actively-quenched single-photon detector? (poster),
presented at SECOQC conference, Vienna, Austria, October 8–10, 2008.
arXiv:0809.3408v1 [quant-ph];
poster: PDF (13.2 MiB)
V. Makarov,
Exploiting the saturation mode of passively quenched avalanche photodiodes to attack quantum cryptosystems (contributed talk),
in Proceedings of the Optical Society of Korea Annual Meeting 2008 (Opt. Soc. Korea, 2008), pp. 417–418.
PDF

Book contributions

D. R. Hjelme, L. Lydersen, and V. Makarov,
Quantum cryptography (chapter),
in A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Information Security, edited by S. F. Mjølsnes (CRC Press, 2011).
arXiv:1108.1718 [quant-ph];
Russian translation of arXiv:1108.1718v1

Doctoral theses: complete list

Master theses: complete list

Selected student project reports

  • Audun Nystad Bugge, “Preparation of experiment for controlled laser damage of single-photon avalanche photodiode” (2011): PDF (2.9 MiB).
  • Eivind Sjøtun Simonsen, “Decoy state generator for quantum key distribution system” (2009): PDF (9.8 MiB).
 
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