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Quantum services architecture in softwarized infrastructures
Año:2019
Áreas de investigación
  • Ciencias de la computación y tecnología informática
Datos
Descripción
Quantum computing is posing new threats on our security infrastructure. This has triggered a new research field on quantum-safe methods, and those that rely on the application of quantum principles are commonly referred as quantum cryptography. The most mature development in the field of quantum cryptography is called Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). QKD is a key exchange primitive that can replace existing mechanisms that can become obsolete in the near future. Although QKD has reached a high level of maturity, there is still a long path for a mass market implementation. QKD shall overcome issues such as miniaturization, network integration and the reduction of production costs to make the technology affordable. In this direction, we foresee that QKD systems will evolve following the same path as other networking technologies, where systems will run on specific network cards, integrable in commodity chassis. This work describes part of our activity in the EU H2020 project CiViQ in which quantum technologies, as QKD systems or quantum random number generators (QRNG), will become a single network element that we define as Quantum Switch. This allows for quantum resources (keys or random numbers) to be provided as a service, while the different components are integrated to cooperate for providing the most random and secure bit streams. Furthermore, with the purpose of making our proposal closer to current networking technology, this work also proposes an abstraction logic for making our Quantum Switch suitable to become part of software-defined networking (SDN) architectures. The model fits in the architecture of the SDN quantum node architecture, that is being under standardization by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. It permits to operate an entire quantum network using a logically centralized SDN controller, and quantum switches to generate and to forward key material and random numbers across the entire network. This scheme, demonstrated for the first time at the Madrid Quantum Network, will allow for a faster and seamless integration of quantum technologies in the telecommunications infrastructure.
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
2162-7339
DOI
10.1109/ICTON.2019.8840400
Fecha inicio congreso
03/07/2019
Fecha fin congreso
09/07/2019
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Título de las actas
International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
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Participantes
  • Autor: Juan Pedro Brito Mendez (UPM)
  • Autor: Diego R. López (Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo)
  • Autor: Alejandro Aguado
  • Autor: C. Abellán (Quside Technologies S.L.)
  • Autor: Victor López (Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo)
  • Autor: Antonio Pastor Perales (Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo)
  • Autor: F. de la Iglesia (Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo)
  • Autor: Vicente Martin Ayuso (UPM)
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  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación en Simulación Computacional
  • Departamento: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería de Software
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