Communication with Unreliable Entanglement Assistance


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Holger Boche Christian Deppe Uzi Pereg

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Research Hub A: Kryptographie der Zukunft
Research Hub B: Eingebettete Sicherheit

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RC 2: Quantum-Resistant Cryptography
RC 5: Physical-Layer Security


Entanglement resources can increase transmission rates substantially. Unfortunately, entanglement is a fragile resource that is quickly degraded by decoherence effects. The present work introduces a new model of unreliable entanglement assistance, whereby the communication system operates whether entanglement assistance is present or not. While the sender is ignorant, the receiver knows whether the entanglement generation was successful. In the case of a failure, the receiver decodes less information. In this manner, the effective transmission rate is adapted according to the assistance status. Regularized formulas are derived for the classical and quantum capacity regions with unreliable entanglement assistance, characterizing the tradeoff between the unassisted rate and the excess rate that can be obtained from entanglement assistance.


Coding Theory
Complexity Theory
Information Theory
Implementation Attacks
Post-Quantum Cryptography