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Title: On constructions of quantum-secure device-independent randomness expansion protocols
Author: Brown, Peter
Awarding Body: University of York
Current Institution: University of York
Date of Award: 2019
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Device-independent randomness expansion protocols aim to expand a short uniformly random string into a much longer one whilst guaranteeing that their output is truly random. They are device-independent in the sense that this guarantee does not dependent on the specifics of an implementation. Rather, through the observation of nonlocal correlations we can conclude that the outputs generated are necessarily random. This thesis reports a general method for constructing these protocols and evaluating their security. Using this method, we then construct several explicit protocols and analyse their performance on noisy qubit systems. With a view towards near-future quantum technologies, we also investigate whether randomness expansion is possible using current nonlocality experiments. We find that, by combining the recent theoretical and experimental advances, it is indeed now possible to reliably and securely expand randomness.
Supervisor: Colbeck, Roger Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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