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2007-04-25
Interesting article published in Physical Review A by Kim. et al. on an experiment of a quantum attack to QKD. The results are in agreement with the theory, contrary to what it would seem to come from the article on Nature.
Scientific article: http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0611235
Physical Review A: http://scitation.aip.org/getabs/servlet/GetabsServlet
Nature: http://www.nature.com/news/2007/070423/full/070423-10.html
 
2007-03-08
At the March 2007 meeting of the American Physical Society has been presented the result of an experiment to create QKD secret keys in free space at a distance of 144 km, this could be the first step towards ground to satellite QKD.
Scientific article: http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0607182
APS: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/MAR07/Event/63945
Comment: http://www.aip.org/pnu/2007/815.html
 
2007-02-13
D-Wave has publicy presented its first prototype of Quantum Computer.
Announcement: http://dwave.wordpress.com/2007/01/19/quantum-computing-demo-announcement/
Press Release: http://www.dwavesys.com/index.php?mact=News
Comment: http://punto-informatico.it/p.aspx?id=1892143
Comment: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/13/dwave_quantum/
Comment: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TECHBIT_QUANTUM_QUANDARY
Comment: http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/ptech/02/15/quantum.computer.ap/index.html
 
2007-01-24
Secoqc has published a whitepaper on QKD.
Whitepaper: http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0701168
 
2007-01-19
On February 13 and 15 2007 there will be the first public demo of the DWAVE prototype of Quantum Computer.
Announcement: http://dwave.wordpress.com/2007/01/19/quantum-computing-demo-announcement/
 
2007-01-11
idQuantique announces a new hybrid implementation for the Australian Stock Exchange Senetas which allows to use QKD keys in Senetas' 1Gb-ehthernet link encryptors.
Announcement: http://www.idquantique.com/news/files/Release_joint_venture.pdf
 
2006-12-13
An interview by hackreport.net with Bob Gelfond, CEO of Magiq, and a lively discussion on QKD among the readers.
Article: http://hackreport.net/2006/12/13/quantum-cryptography-its-some-kind-of-magiq/
 
2006-09-25
NIST announces the new record for Quantum Cryptography: 184.6 Km.
Announcement: http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/qkd_release.html
 
2006-05-12
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, NEC Corp., and Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo have successfully interconnected quantum cryptography systems developed by Mitsubishi Electric and NEC, the first time such an experiment has been successful in Japan. The Institute of Industrial Science at University of Tokyo evaluated the system's security.
Announcement: http://global.mitsubishielectric.com/news/news_releases/2006/mel0655.pdf
Also in: http://www.physorg.com/news66661337.html
 
2005-12-11
Researchers at the Michigan University have announced the creation of the first Quantum Chip that is the first qubit built with semiconductor techniques similar to those of standard electronics.
Announcement: http://www.umich.edu/news/index.html?Releases/2005/Dec05/r121205b
 
2005-12-01
Researchers at Innsbruck University have announced the production of the first Quantum Byte that is a 8 qubit system in a Paul trap wchihc should lead to the construction of the first 8 qubit = 1 quByte Quantum Computer.
Announcement: http://heart-c704.uibk.ac.at/index.html
 
2005-11-09
The USA Government is considering imposing restrictions on the export of technologies related to quantum computers and quantum cryptography.
Article: http://news.com.com/Feds+mull+regulation+of+quantum+computers/2100-11395_3-5942445.html
 
2005-10-29
Birth of the Quantum Worms: New Scientist has an interesting article on the security of quantum computers due to the Quantum Worms proposed by Lian-Ao Wu and Daniel Lidar.
Article: http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/staff/dlidar/Quantum_NewScientist.pdf
Scientific article: http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/?0505126
 
2005-04-27
Toshiba Research Europe announces that it has succeeded in applying quantum cryptography to the transmission of video and voice-over-IP.
Press release: http://www.toshiba-europe.com/research/crl/QIG/Press2005-04-27-securevideo.html
 
2005-04-25
idQuantique announces a new model: Vectis
Press release: http://www.idquantique.com/news/files/release-vectis.pdf
 
2005-03-28
MagiQ Technologies announces a new model: QPN 7505
Press release: http://www.magiqtech.com/press/MagiQ_7505.pdf
 
2005-03-24
Experimental Quantum Key Distribution with Decoy States, Yi Zhao, Bing Qi, Xiongfeng Ma, Hoi-Kwong Lo, Li Qian; first practical implementation of the Quantum decoy technique.
On-line scientific article: http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0503192
 
2004-12-20
Best-Kept Secrets by Gary Stix, Scientific American, January 2005; a nicely written introductory article on Quantum Cryptography.
On-line article: http://www.sciam.com/
 
2004-11-13
Quantum decoys create uncrackable code, Mark Buchanan, NewScientist.com; a comment on the relevance of Quantum decoy for QKD.
On-line article: http://www.newscientist.com/
 
2004-10-31
Decoy State Quantum Key Distribution, Hoi-Kwong Lo, Xiongfeng Ma, Kai Chen propose a practical implementation of QKD using the states called Quantum decoy introduced by Hwang in 2002.
On-line scientific article: http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0411004
 
2004-09-28
Deckpoint and id-Quantique announce the first network for remote data archiving secured by Quantum Cryptography.
Press realease: http://www.idquantique.com/news/release-deckpoint.htm
 
2004-07-01
The Web site of the SECOQC project of the European Union has been launched.
Web site: http://www.secoqc.net/index.html
 
2004-06-03
BBN in collaboration with DARPA, has announced that the DARPA Quantum Network being built in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), is active since 23 Ottobre 2003 continuously. This network adopts Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) to guarantee its security, and will be extended to the campus of Harvard University and Boston University using dark fibers in the Cambridge metropolitan area.
Press realease: http://www.bbn.com/News_and_Events/Press_Releases/2004/04_06_03.html
Project: http://www.bbn.com/For_Government_Customers/Networking/Quantum_Cryptography.html, http://quantum.bbn.com/
 
2004-05-06
A team of US scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Colorado and Acadia Optronics, Maryland, has announced to have built a new Quantum Cryptography system in 730 m free-space link with a key transfer rate of 1Mbps, about 100 times faster than previous demonstrations using optical fibers.
Announcement: http://optics.org/articles/news/10/5/2/1
 
2004-04-21
Today in Wien the first financial transaction has been realized in which the security of the communications has been guaranteed by Quantum Cryptography. Professor Zeilinger's group of Wien University and Seibersdorf Research have developed and realized the Quantum Cryptography system. The financial transaction has been done by the Mayor of the city of Wien from City Hall to the Bank Austria Creditanstalt.
Press Release: http://www.quantenkryptographie.at/rathaus_press.html
Technical publication: http://lanl.arXiv.org/quant-ph/0404115
 
2004-04-01
Start of the SECOQC project of the European Union: the project has a budget of 11,4 Million Euros in 4 years, there are 41 partners of 12 European countries.
Press Release: http://www.quantenkryptographie.at/
Project: http://www.arcs.ac.at/quanteninfo/
 
2004-03-12
NEC has announced the new record of Quantum Cryptography: 150 chilometers.
Press Release: http://www.nec.co.jp/press/en/0403/1201.html
 

Historical Notes

2002-2003
First commercial prototypes from Id Quantique (http://www.idquantique.com/) and MagiQ (http://www.magiqtech.com/)
 
2002-11-24
Quantum Key Distribution with High Loss: Toward Global Secure Communication, W.-Y. Hwang proposes a new technique able to greatly increase the performances of current implementations of QKD systems using states called Quantum decoy.
On-line scientific article: http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0211153
 
2001-12-19
Scientists at IBM's Almaden Research Center using a 7-qubit quantum computer have factorized 15 in 3 times 5 using Shor's algorithm
 
2000
Chuang and collaborators build the first 5-qubit quantum computer at IBM-Almaden and run the order finding algorithm
 
2000
Three research groups implement systems of Quantum Cryptography using Entangled Photons
 
1999
Chuang and collaborators build the first 3-qubit quantum computer at IBM-Almaden and run Grover's database-search algorithm
 
1999
Bourennane, Gibson, Karlsson, Hening, Jonsson, Tsegaye, Ljunggren, Sundberg implement a system of Quantum Cryptography Plug-&-Play on the distance of 40 km
 
1999
Merolla, Mazurenko, Goedgebner, Rhodes implement a system of Quantum Cryptography sideband-modulation phase-encoding on the distance of 20 km
 
1998
Chuang and collaborators build the first 2-qubit quantum computer at University of California Berkeley
 
1997
Zbinden, Gautier, Gisin, Huttner, Muller, Tittel implement a system of Quantum Cryptography Plug-&-Play on the distance of 23 km under Geneva lake using Telecom optical fibers
 
1995
Lov Grover publishes the algorithms for Quantum Computers to search on un-structured search spaces
 
1994
Peter Shor publishes the algorithms for Quantum Computers to factorize prime numbers and solve discrete logarithms
 
1993
Townsend, Rarity, Tapster implement a system of Quantum Cryptography phase-encoding on the distance of 10 Km
 
1992
Bennett, Bessette, Brassard, Salvail, Smolin implement for the first time a system of Quantum Cryptography in a laboratory
 
1992
Charles Bennett proposes the protocol of Quantum Cryptography B92
 
1991
Artur Ekert proposes the protocol of Quantum Cryptography based on Entangled Photons
 
1989
Bennett and Brassard develop the first experimental prototype of Quantum Cryptography
 
1985
David Deutsch publishes the first paper on a Quantum Computer
 
1984
Bennett and Brassard publish the first and main protocol of Quantum Cryptography, the BB84
 
1982
Richard Feynman proposes the idea of a Quantum Computer
 
1979
Bennett e Brassard start to work on the idea of Quantum Cryptography, the first paper will be published in 1982
 
1970 circa
Stephen Wiesner formulates the first protocol which includes some elements of Quantum Cryptography, is a protocol to create quantum bank notes; this work will be published only in 1983
 


 

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