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Experimental Demonstration of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) for Energy-Efficient Software-Defined Internet of Things

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2018)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 23-27 September 2018, Rome, Italy
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538648629
ISBN (Print)9781538648636
DateAccepted/In press - 23 Sep 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 24 Sep 2018
DatePublished (current) - Feb 2019


A software-defined IoT network is integrated with fibre-based QKD technology to provide the IoT devices with quantum-secure keys to enhance their battery lifetime. Experimental demonstration reveals an 18% energy efficiency improvement compared to the standard device key generation.

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