TITLE

A code named quantum

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);3/19/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7647, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Swiss company Id Quantique has launched the world's first commercial system to use quantum cryptography. The system allows a cryptographic key, a mathematical value used in an algorithm to encrypt or decrypt data, to be exchanged between two computers via a standard fiber-optics cable over distances of up to 100 km. Quantum cryptography is one of the first practical applications of quantum computing, a computer technology based on the nature and behavior of matter at atomic and subatomic levels.
ACCESSION #
12661250

 

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