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Project: Practical Quantum Communications

Acronym: P-Quantum
Main Objective: - To perform a field trial experiment over installed fibers in the city of Aveiro, using single and entangled photon-pairs to implement quantum protocols for message authentication and fair contract signing;

- To propose quantum protocols suitable for real quantum channels, for privacy problems that cannot be solved with quantum key distribution, namely the authentication of messages and fair contract signing.

- To develop the interest and expertise in quantum telecommunications in Portugal, both at the theoretical and the experimental levels, in order to develop internationally-competitive research and train new human resources in this new and strategically important area for secure telecommunications.
Reference: P1110
Funding: IT/LA
Start Date: 01-09-2011
End Date: 01-08-2013
Team: Armando Humberto Moreira Nolasco Pinto, Nuno Alexandre Peixoto Silva, Álvaro José Caseiro de Almeida, Nelson de Jesus Cordeiro Muga, Paulo Sérgio de Brito André, João Lemos Pinto, Yasser Omar, Nikola Paunkovic, Paulo Alexandre Carreira Mateus, Jose Manuel Nunes Leitão
Groups: Optical Communications and Photonics – Av, Security and Quantum Information ? Lx
Local Coordinator: Armando Humberto Moreira Nolasco Pinto
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