Device-independent quantum key distribution with local bell test

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Journal Article
Physical Review X, 2014, 3 (3)
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Device-independent quantum key distribution (DIQKD) in its current design requires a violation of a Bell's inequality between two parties, Alice and Bob, who are connected by a quantum channel. However, in reality, quantum channels are lossy and current DIQKD protocols are thus vulnerable to attacks exploiting the detection loophole of the Bell test. Here, we propose a novel approach to DIQKD that overcomes this limitation. In particular, we propose a protocol where the Bell test is performed entirely on two casually independent devices situated in Alice's laboratory. As a result, the detection loophole caused by the losses in the channel is avoided.
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