Hybrid Quantum-Classical Key Distribution
Alharith A. Abdullah1, Suadad S. Mahdi2

1Dr. Alharith A. Abdullah, Information Technology, College of Information Technology, University of Babylon, Babil, Iraq
2Dr. Suadad S. Mahdi, College of Information Technology, University of Babylon, Babil, Iraq.

Manuscript received on September 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 2786-2791 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L36821081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3682.1081219
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Abstract: Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) has been developed over the last decade; QKD addresses the challenge of a securely exchanging cryptographic key between two parties over an insecure channel where there are two parties that simultaneously generate and share a secret key using the polarization of quantum states of light by applying the phenomena of quantum physics. The integration of QKD protocol with public key cryptography for securely exchanging the encryption/decryption keys is proposed and simulated, the simulation results evaluate the work of the existing and proposed protocol taking into account different measures. Finally, a short security analysis is given to show the difference between the proposed protocol and its counterparts.
Keywords: Quantum Computing, Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), BB84 protocol, public key Cryptography, Diffie-Hellman Algorithm.
Scope of the Article: Quantum Computing