QMC: a model checker for quantum systems

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Gay, S., Nagarajan, R. and Papanikolaou, N. 2008. QMC: a model checker for quantum systems. in: Gupta, A. and Malik, S. (ed.) Computer Aided Verification : 20th International Conference, (CAV 2008) Proceedings Berlin Springer.
Chapter titleQMC: a model checker for quantum systems
AuthorsGay, S., Nagarajan, R. and Papanikolaou, N.
Abstract

The novel field of quantum computation and quantum information has been growing at a rapid rate; the study of quantum information in particular has led to the emergence of communication and cryptographic protocols with no classical analogues. Quantum information protocols have interesting properties which are not exhibited by their classical counterparts, but they are most distinguished for their applications in cryptography. Notable results include the unconditional security proof [1] of quantum key distribution. This result, in particular, is one of the reasons for the widespread interest in this field. Furthermore, the implementation of quantum cryptography has been demonstrated in non-laboratory settings and is already an important practical technology. Implementations of quantum cryptography have already been commercially launched and tested by a number of companies including MagiQ, Id Quantique, Toshiba, and NEC. The unconditional security of quantum key distribution protocols does not automatically imply the same degree of security for actual systems, of course; this justifies the need for systems modelling and verification in this setting.

Research GroupFoundations of Computing group
LanguageEnglish
Book titleComputer Aided Verification : 20th International Conference, (CAV 2008) Proceedings
EditorsGupta, A. and Malik, S.
PublisherSpringer
Place of publicationBerlin
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISBN
Hardcover9783540705437
ISSN0302-9743
Publication process dates
Deposited03 Jul 2013
Output statusPublished
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Conference took place: Princeton, NJ, USA, July 7-14, 2008

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-70545-1_51
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