Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2003/246

Quantum Digital Signature Based on Quantum One-way Functions

Xin LĘ╣ and Deng-Guo Feng

Abstract: A quantum digital signature scheme based on quantum mechanics is proposed in this paper. The security of the protocol relies on the existence of quantum one-way functions by fundamental quantum principles. Our protocol involves a so-called arbitrator who validates and authenticates the signed message. This scheme uses public quantum keys publicized by the signatory to verify the validity of the signature and uses quantum one-time pad to ensure the security of quantum information on channel. To guarantee the authenticity of the transmitted quantum states, a family of quantum stabilizer code is employed. The proposed scheme presents a novel method to construct secure quantum signature systems for future secure communications.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / quantum cryptography, digital signatures

Date: received 27 Nov 2003, last revised 27 Aug 2004

Contact author: lxdcs at hotmail com

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Note: This paper is a revised version of 2003/246.

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