Phase I of the project started on 1 September 2007.

Our strategy within CRYPTASC I was twofold. On the one hand, we intended to pursue the development of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) along directions that our teams have followed over the last years, in particular the use of higher-dimensional or even continuous alphabets. In this direction, we expected to obtain results which may be commercialised within a few years.

On the other hand, we planned to explore, in a longer-term perspective, the possibility of applying quantum technology to other cryptographic primitives, such as authentication, digital signature, fair exchange protocols, etc.

Here you can see Project Details of Phase I and Partners Labs participated.

The project was funded by the Institute for the encouragement of Scientific Research and Innovation of Brussels :
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