Monument "Integration". Trondheim, Norway 


by Vadim Makarov

Papers and preprints
26. N. Jain, E. Anisimova, I. Khan, V. Makarov, Ch. Marquardt, and G. Leuchs,
Trojan-horse attacks threaten the security of practical quantum cryptography
arXiv:1406.5813 [quant-ph]
25. M. G. Tanner, V. Makarov, and R. H. Hadfield,
Optimised quantum hacking of superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors,
Opt. Express 22, 6734 (2014).
PDF (1.3 MiB);
arXiv:1305.5989 [quant-ph]
24. A. N. Bugge, S. Sauge, A. M. M. Ghazali, J. Skaar, L. Lydersen, and V. Makarov,
Laser damage helps the eavesdropper in quantum cryptography,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 070503 (2014).
PDF (704 KiB);
arXiv:1310.8384 [quant-ph]
23. Q. Liu, A. Lamas-Linares, C. Kurtsiefer, J. Skaar, V. Makarov, and I. Gerhardt,
A universal setup for active control of a single-photon detector,
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 85, 013108 (2014).
PDF (898 KiB);
arXiv:1307.5951 [quant-ph]
22. X.-S. Ma, T. Herbst, T. Scheidl, D. Wang, S. Kropatschek, W. Naylor, B. Wittmann, A. Mech, J. Kofler, E. Anisimova, V. Makarov, T. Jennewein, R. Ursin, and A. Zeilinger,
Quantum teleportation over 143 kilometres using active feed-forward,
Nature 489, 269 (2012).
Link to journal version;
arXiv:1205.3909 [quant-ph]
21. A. M. M. Ghazali, A. N. Bugge, S. Sauge, and V. Makarov,
Automated characterization of single-photon avalanche photodiode,
IIUM Eng. J. 12, no. 5, 97 (2011).
PDF (134 KiB);
arXiv:1202.1591 [physics.ins-det]
20. L. Lydersen, M. K. Akhlaghi, A. H. Majedi, J. Skaar, and V. Makarov,
Controlling a superconducting nanowire single-photon detector using tailored bright illumination,
New J. Phys. 13, 113042 (2011).
PDF (1.0 MiB);
arXiv:1106.2396 [quant-ph]
19. L. Lydersen, V. Makarov, and J. Skaar,
Comment on ‘Resilience of gated avalanche photodiodes against bright illumination attacks in quantum cryptography’,
Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 196101 (2011);
Yuan et al. reply: ibid. 196102 (2011).
PDF (43 KiB);
arXiv:1106.3756 [quant-ph].
Reply: PDF (159 KiB);
arXiv:1109.3149 [quant-ph]
18. S. Sauge, L. Lydersen, A. Anisimov, J. Skaar, and V. Makarov,
Controlling an actively-quenched single photon detector with bright light,
Opt. Express 19, 23590 (2011).
PDF (846 KiB);
arXiv:0809.3408 [quant-ph]
17. I. Gerhardt, Q. Liu, A. Lamas-Linares, J. Skaar, V. Scarani, V. Makarov, and C. Kurtsiefer,
Experimentally faking the violation of Bell’s inequalities,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 170404 (2011).
PDF (261 KiB);
arXiv:1106.3224 [quant-ph]
16. Y.-S. Kim, Y.-C. Jeong, S. Sauge, V. Makarov, and Y.-H. Kim,
Ultra-low noise single-photon detector based on Si avalanche photodiode,
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 093110 (2011).
PDF (381 KiB);
arXiv:1105.0869 [physics.ins-det]
15. L. Lydersen, N. Jain, C. Wittmann, Ø. Marøy, J. Skaar, Ch. Marquardt, V. Makarov, and G. Leuchs,
Superlinear threshold detectors in quantum cryptography,
Phys. Rev. A 84, 032320 (2011).
PDF (311 KiB);
arXiv:1106.2119 [quant-ph]
14. N. Jain, C. Wittmann, L. Lydersen, C. Wiechers, D. Elser, Ch. Marquardt, V. Makarov, and G. Leuchs,
Device calibration impacts security of quantum key distribution,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 110501 (2011).
PDF (285 KiB);
arXiv:1103.2327 [quant-ph]
13. I. Gerhardt, Q. Liu, A. Lamas-Linares, J. Skaar, C. Kurtsiefer, and V. Makarov,
Full-field implementation of a perfect eavesdropper on a quantum cryptography system,
Nat. Commun. 2, 349 (2011).
Link to journal version;
arXiv:1011.0105 [quant-ph]
12. L. Lydersen, J. Skaar, and V. Makarov,
Tailored bright illumination attack on distributed-phase-reference protocols,
J. Mod. Opt. 58, 680 (2011).
Link to journal version;
arXiv:1012.4366 [quant-ph]
11. L. Lydersen, V. Makarov, and J. Skaar,
Secure gated detection scheme for quantum cryptography,
Phys. Rev. A 83, 032306 (2011).
PDF (225 KiB);
arXiv:1101.5698 [quant-ph]
10. C. Wiechers, L. Lydersen, C. Wittmann, D. Elser, J. Skaar, Ch. Marquardt, V. Makarov, and G. Leuchs,
After-gate attack on a quantum cryptosystem,
New J. Phys. 13, 013043 (2011).
PDF (1.0 MiB);
arXiv:1009.2683 [quant-ph]
9. L. Lydersen, C. Wiechers, C. Wittmann, D. Elser, J. Skaar, and V. Makarov,
Thermal blinding of gated detectors in quantum cryptography,
Opt. Express 18, 27938 (2010).
PDF (1.3 MiB);
arXiv:1009.2663 [quant-ph]
8. L. Lydersen, C. Wiechers, C. Wittmann, D. Elser, J. Skaar, and V. Makarov,
Hacking commercial quantum cryptography systems by tailored bright illumination,
Nat. Photonics 4, 686 (2010);
comment: ibid. 4, 800, reply: 801 (2010).
Link to journal version;
arXiv:1008.4593 [quant-ph].
Link to comment;
arXiv:1009.6130 [quant-ph].
Link to reply;
arXiv:1012.0476 [quant-ph]
7. V. Makarov,
Controlling passively quenched single photon detectors by bright light,
New J. Phys. 11, 065003 (2009).
PDF (1.0 MiB);
arXiv:0707.3987 [quant-ph]
6. V. Makarov and J. Skaar,
Faked states attack using detector efficiency mismatch on SARG04, phase-time, DPSK, and Ekert protocols,
Quant. Inf. Comp. 8, 0622 (2008).
PDF (390 KiB);
5. V. Makarov, A. Anisimov, and J. Skaar,
Effects of detector efficiency mismatch on security of quantum cryptosystems,
Phys. Rev. A 74, 022313 (2006);
erratum: ibid. 78, 019905 (2008).
PDF (372 KiB) – includes erratum;
4. V. Makarov and D. R. Hjelme,
Faked states attack on quantum cryptosystems,
J. Mod. Opt. 52, 691–705 (2005).
PDF (338 KiB)
3. V. Makarov, A. Brylevski, and D. R. Hjelme,
Real-time phase tracking in single-photon interferometers,
Appl. Opt. 43, 4385–4392 (2004).
PDF (374 KiB)
2. A. Vakhitov, V. Makarov, and D. R. Hjelme,
Large pulse attack as a method of conventional optical eavesdropping in quantum cryptography,
J. Mod. Opt. 48, 2023–2038 (2001).
PDF (356 KiB)
1. V. Filippov, A. Starodumov, Yu. Barmenkov, and V. Makarov,
Fiber-optic voltage sensor based on a Bi12TiO20 crystal,
Appl. Opt. 39, 1389–1393 (2000).
PDF (90 KiB)
0. My first journal article explained advantages of a strange contraption I hacked together for my home computer :-)
V. Makarov, “Equipping personal computers BK-0011, BK-0011M with hard disk drive,” Personal computer BK-0010 – BK-0011M, issue 1 (Informatics and Education, Moscow, 1993), pp. 79–86.
/В. Макаров, «Подключение к ПЭВМ БК-0011, БК-0011М накопителя на жестких магнитных дисках (винчестера),» Персональный компьютер БК-0010 – БК-0011М, вып. 1’93 (М., Информатика и образование, 1993), сс. 79–86./
Conference abstracts
13. 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.
12. 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)
11. 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)
10. 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)
9. 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)
8. V. Makarov,
Cracking quantum cryptography (invited talk),
presented at CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2011, Munich, Germany, May 22–26, 2011.
PDF (491 KiB)
7. 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 (34 KiB)
6. 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),
in Technical digest of CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2009, Munich, Germany, June 14–19, 2009.
PDF (214 KiB)
5. Y.-S. Kim, V. Makarov, Y.-C. Jeong, and Y.-H. Kim,
Silicon single-photon detector with 5 Hz dark counts (poster),
in Technical digest of CLEO/IQEC 2009, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 31 – June 5, 2009 (Opt. Soc. Am., 2009).
PDF (47 KiB)
4. 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 (329 KiB);
3. V. Filippov, V. Makarov, A. Starodumov, Yu. Barmenkov, and L. E. Regalado,
Inherently temperature-stable Bi12TiO20-based fiber voltage sensor,
in Fiber Optic Sensor Technology and Applications, M. A. Marcus and B. Culshaw, eds., Proc. SPIE 3860, 524–530 (1999).
PDF (2.5 MiB)
2. V. Filippov, V. Makarov, A. Starodumov, Yu. Barmenkov, and L. E. Regalado,
Bi12TiO20-based fiber-optical voltage sensor,
in CLEO/Pacific Rim ’99. The Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (IEEE, 1999), pp. 137–138.
PDF (1.1 MiB)
1. V. Filippov, V. Makarov, A. Starodumov, and Yu. Barmenkov,
Remote Bi12TiO20-based fiber optic voltage sensor,
in Advances in Photorefractive Materials, Effects, and Devices, P. Andersen et al., eds., in Vol. 27 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (OSA, 1999), pp. 613–616.
PDF (1.2 MiB)
Book contributions
1. 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
2. V. Makarov,
Quantum cryptography and quantum cryptanalysis,
doktor ingeniør thesis, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (2007).
Electronic version published in DiVA academic archive on-line;
PDF (13.0 MiB) – photos downsampled to 300 dpi;
PDF (39.1 MiB) – with full-resolution photos;
Word (32.7 MiB) – source file, not including two reprinted papers.
Slide presentation from the defence: PowerPoint (3.9 MiB) | PDF (4.1 MiB).
The defence took place at NTNU on April 30, 2007.
Pictures from the defence.
Doktor ingeniør is an old Norwegian degree roughly equal to PhD.
1. V. Makarov,
Study of characteristics of modified interrogation system for fiber Bragg grating sensors,
Master thesis (St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, 1998; in Russian).
The PDF available here is a report in English containing all the results from the thesis.
PDF (514 KiB)

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