Miralem Mehic, Marcin Niemiec, Harun Siljak, Miroslav Voznak
Reversible Computation: Extending Horizons of Computing. RC 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12070. Springer
error reconciliation, quantum key distribution, performances reversibility
Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) protocols allow the establishment of symmetric cryptographic keys up to a limited distance at limited rates. Due to optical misalignment, noise in quantum detectors, disturbance of the quantum channel or eavesdropping, an error key reconciliation technique is required to eliminate errors. This chapter analyses different key reconciliation techniques with a focus on communication and computing performance. We also briefly describe a new approach to key reconciliation techniques based on artificial neural networks.