Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2010/399

Faster Computation of Self-pairings

Chang-An Zhao, Fangguo Zhang and Dongqing Xie

Abstract: Self-pairings have found interesting applications in cryptographic schemes. In this paper, we present a novel method for constructing a self-pairing on supersingular elliptic curves with even embedding degrees, which we call the Ateil pairing. This new pairing improves the efficiency of the self-pairing computation on supersingular curves over finite fields with large characteristics. Based on the $\eta_T$ pairing, we propose a generalization of the Ateil pairing, which we call the Ateil$_i$ pairing. The optimal Ateil$_i$ pairing which has the shortest Miller loop is faster than previously known self-pairings on supersingular elliptic curves over finite fields with small characteristics. We also present a new self-pairing based on the Weil pairing which is faster than the self-pairing based on the Tate pairing on ordinary elliptic curves with embedding degree $one$.

Category / Keywords: implementation /

Date: received 15 Jul 2010

Contact author: changanzhao at gmail com

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