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Project: Quantum Secure Telecommunications

Acronym: QuantTel
Main Objective: QuantTel is a project that joins the theoretical expertise of the Security and Quantum Information Group (SQIG) at IT Lisbon and the skills in quantum optics experiments of the Optical Communications group (OC-Av) at IT Aveiro to tackle new challenges in the emergent area of quantum secure telecommunications. Its scientific objectives are:
1. To design a quantum protocol for the authentication of classical messages with enhanced security and to implement the respective prototype with single photons in optical fibers and nano-fibers;
2. To develop a quantum protocol for contract signing and to implement it in the laboratory using entangled photons.
Furthermore, this 24 months project aims at gathering the interest and expertise in quantum telecommunications within IT in order to develop internationally-competitive research and train new human
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Funding: IT/LA
Start Date: 01-11-2008
End Date: 01-10-2010
Team: Paulo Alexandre Carreira Mateus, Jose Manuel Nunes Leitão, Yasser Omar, Armando Humberto Moreira Nolasco Pinto, José Rodrigues Ferreira da Rocha, João Lemos Pinto
Local Coordinator: Paulo Alexandre Carreira Mateus
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