& Certification Lab
The main direction of the lab’s research is testing practical security of quantum communication systems, finding and demonstrating their loopholes, and helping to develop and test countermeasures.
Quantum cryptography is absolutely secure in theory, but practical implementations often deviate from the theory description, which leaves loopholes for eavesdropping.
By openly publishing all our results, we ensure the hardening of quantum communication technology against all possible attacks.
One of the main activities of the lab is to contribute to certification standards for quantum communication systems and their components.
3. D. Trefilov, X. Sixto, V. Zapatero, A. Huang, M. Curty, and V. Makarov, “Intersymbol intensity correlations in BB84 decoy-state QKD systems”, 2023 International Workshop on Quantum Information, Zhangjiajie, China, 04-08 July (2023).
2. D. Trefilov, X. Sixto, V. Zapatero, A. Huang, M. Curty, and V. Makarov, “Intersymbol intensity correlations in BB84 decoy-state QKD systems”, QUANTA International Symposium on Quantum Science and Technology (QiQ 2023), Changsha, China, 01-03 July (2023).
1. D. Ruzhitskaya, I. Zhluktova, A. Ponosova, D. Trefilov, P. Chaiwongkhot, A. Huang, V. Kamynin, and V. Makarov, “Resilience of quantum key distribution source against laser-damage attack by a variety of lasers”, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2023, Munich, Germany, 26-20 June (2023).