This past week, I have been following my current plan for my draft report. The report template is as follows:
- Introduction to quantum mechanics
- Basic overview/introduction to QKD (Based on the BB84 protocol)
- Physical implementation
- Logical design
- Security strengths and weaknesses
- Different models of QKD
- Intro to NIST
- Application of QKD with respect to key parameters outlined in § 5
- Future potential of QKD
As I currently have information on the basics of QKD, I have been looking into the physical network model of QKD. Unfortunately, I could not find any papers that specifically focused upon this. However, my search did result in multiple QKD networks being mentioned with their different published articles, so I have decided to follow this avenue of research. I am now collating the information of the different QKD networks in order to gain a broad understanding of the implementation of such a network.
Personal growth and skills gained:
My research is still of the same style as it has been previously, so I have not learned many new skills. I have however, figured out how to create subcategories in WordPress.