Quantum-Aware Software Defined Networks

Alejandro Aguado, V. Martin, D. Lopez, M. Peev, J. Martinez-Mateo, J.L. Rosales, F. de la Iglesia, M. Gomez, Emilio Hugues Salas, A. Lord, Reza Nejabati, Dimitra Simeonidou

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Software Defined Networks (SDN) represent a major paradigm change in communications networks. It provides a level of abstraction and independence from the traditional networking practice that allows for a fast path of innovation and, specifically, opens new opportunities for Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) networks. In this contribution we explore the implications of this paradigm for the deployment of QKD in practice from the point of view of telecommunications’ providers, network equipment manufacturers and applied research and development. We propose a generic quantum-aware SDN architecture and two applications, a generic end to end encryption one and other for the network infrastructure itself.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Quantum Cryptography (QCRYPT 2016)
Subtitle of host publicationWashington, DC, September 12-16, 2016
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2016
Event42nd European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC 2016: 42nd European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication - Dusseldorf, Germany
Duration: 18 Sep 201622 Sep 2016


Conference42nd European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC 2016

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