A largely self-contained and complete security proof for quantum key distribution

  title={A largely self-contained and complete security proof for quantum key distribution},
  author={Marco Tomamichel and Anthony Leverrier},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
In this work we present a security analysis for quantum key distribution, establishing a rigorous tradeoff between various protocol and security parameters for a class of entanglement-based and prepare-and-measure protocols. The goal of this paper is twofold: 1) to review and clarify the state-of-the-art security analysis based on entropic uncertainty relations, and 2) to provide an accessible resource for researchers interested in a security analysis of quantum cryptographic protocols that… 

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