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Eavesdropping experiment in Prof. Kulik’s lab at the Moscow State University


The experiment done by Vadim Makarov tested saturation behavior of a single photon detector based on a passively quenched silicon avalanche photodiode. As the experiment showed, this saturation behavior of the single photon detector can be used to stage a successful attack on a quantum cryptosystem that uses two or more such detectors.

I also have Eve’s lab (1) the same picture with people in it.

This picture from Full eavesdropping on quantum cryptography gallery and Quantum hacking lab gallery is included in Picture Collection (ref. nr. a256-15) on Photo Pages

Taken on February 17, 2007.
Fujichrome Sensia II 100 film, Canon EOS-3, EF 24mm 1:2.8 lens, 81A filter, >DOF, 550EX flash bounced off white ceiling, tripod. Scanned on Nikon LS-2000 scanner.

How you can use this image. ©2007 Vadim Makarov

Vadim Makarov