Quantum Information Processing

, 17:246 | Cite as

Tunable multi-party high-capacity quantum key distribution based on m-generalized Fibonacci sequences using golden coding

  • Hong Lai
  • Mingxing Luo
  • Mehmet A. Orgun
  • Josef Pieprzyk
  • Fuyuan Xiao
  • Cheng Zhan


Practical communication settings for quantum key distribution (QKD) are very complex, and the number of participants should be tunable. Given these, we propose a tunable multi-party high-capacity QKD protocol based on m-generalized Fibonacci sequences and golden coding, where the number of participants can be adjusted adaptively by joining a new participant and revoking an old participant, combining two participant groups into one group. Meanwhile, we construct golden coding to achieve higher capability and fewer interactive communications.


Multi-party quantum key distribution m-Generalized Fibonacci coding Tunable Golden coding 



Hong Lai was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61702427) and the Doctoral Program of Higher Education (No. SWU115091), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (XDJK2018C048), and the financial support in part by the 1000-Plan of Chongqing by Southwest University (No. SWU116007). Mingxing Luo was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61772437) and Sichuan Youth Science and Technique Foundation (No. 2017JQ0048). Josef Pieprzyk was supported by National Science Centre, Poland, Project Registration No. UMO-2014/15/B/ST6/05130. Cheng Zhan was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61702426).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hong Lai
    • 1
  • Mingxing Luo
    • 2
  • Mehmet A. Orgun
    • 3
  • Josef Pieprzyk
    • 4
  • Fuyuan Xiao
    • 1
  • Cheng Zhan
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer and Information ScienceSouthwest UniversityChongqingChina
  2. 2.Information Security and National Computing Grid Laboratory, School of Information Science and TechnologySouthwest Jiaotong UniversityChengduChina
  3. 3.Department of ComputingMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia
  4. 4.Data61, CSIROSydneyAustralia

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