Outputs

The QUESTS expect outputs are:

  • Papers in international journals (10/6)
  1. Mariana F. Ramos, Armando N. Pinto, and Nuno A. Silva, “Polarization based discrete variables quantum key distribution via conjugated homodyne detection“: Scientific Reports, 12, pp. 6135, 2022. (Download)
  2. Mariana F. Ramos, Nuno A. Silva, Nelson J. Muga, and Armando N. Pinto, “Full polarization random drift compensation method for quantum communications“: Optics Express, 30, pp. 6907-6920, 2022. (Download)
  3. Diogo Costa, Miguel Teixeira, Armando N. Pinto, José Santos, “High-Performance Blockchain System for Fast Certification of Manufacturing Data“: Accepted for publication on Cluster Computing, 2021. (Download)
  4. Margarida Almeida, Daniel Pereira, Nelson J. Muga, Margarida Facão, Armando N. Pinto, and Nuno A. Silva, “Secret Key Rate of Multi-Ring M-APSK Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution“: Opt. Express, 29, 38669-38682, 2021. (Download)
  5. Daniel Pereira, Margarida Almeida, Margarida Facão, Armando N. Pinto, and Nuno A. Silva, “Impact of Receiver Imbalances on the Security of Continuous Variables Quantum Key Distribution“, EPJ Quantum Technology, 8, 22, 2021. (Download)
  6. P. Branco, L. Fiolhais, M. Goulão, P. Martins, P. Mateus, and L. Sousa, “ROTed: Random Oblivious Transfer for embedded devices“: IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems, 2021, 4,215–238, 2021. (Download)
  7. Bruno Costa, Pedro Branco, Manuel Goulão, Mariano Lemus, and Paulo Mateus,”Randomized Oblivious Transfer for Secure Multiparty Computation in the Quantum Setting“: Entropy, 23, 1001, 2021. (Download)
  8. Manuel B. Santos, Armando N.  Pinto, and Paulo Mateus,”Quantum and classical oblivious transfer: A comparative analysis“: IET Quantum Communication, 1-12, 2021. (Download)
  9. Serena Di Giorgio, and Paulo Mateus, “On the Complexity of Finding the  Maximum Entropy Compatible Quantum State“: Mathematics, 9, 193, 2021. (Download)
  10. Margarida Almeida, Daniel Pereira, Margarida Facão, Armando N.  Pinto, and Nuno A. Silva, “Impact of imperfect homodyne detection on measurements of vacuum states shot noise”: Optical and Quantum Electronics, 52:503, 1-13, 2020. (Download)
    • Communications in international scientific meetings (10/8)
    1. Zeinab Rahmani, Luis S. Barbosa, Armando N. Pinto, “Collision Warning in Vehicular Networks Based on Quantum Secure Multiparty Computation“. Submitted to the 2nd Communication and Quantum Computing Workshop (WQuantum), Fortaleza, Brazil, 2022.
    2. Sara T. Mantey, Mariana F. Ramos, Nuno A. Silva, Armando N. Pinto, Nelson J. Muga, “Demonstration of a Polarization -encoding Quantum Key Distribution System“. Submitted to the 2nd Communication and Quantum Computing Workshop (WQuantum), Fortaleza, Brazil, 2022.
    3. Daniel Pereira,  Armando N. Pinto, and Nuno A. Silva, “Impact of Shot Noise Estimation on the Secret Key Rate of a CV-QKD System“. Submitted to the 2nd Communication and Quantum Computing Workshop (WQuantum), Fortaleza, Brazil, 2022.
    4. Margarida Almeida, Daniel Pereira, Nelson J. Muga, Margarida Facão,
      Armando N. Pinto, and Nuno A. Silva, “CV-QKD Security Limits Using Higher-Order Probabilistic Shaped Regular M-APSK Constellations“. Submitted to the 2nd Communication and Quantum Computing Workshop (WQuantum), Fortaleza, Brazil, 2022.
    5. Margarida Almeida,  Armando N. Pinto, and Nuno A. Silva,  “CV-QKD Imperfections Impact on Shot-Noise Measurement“. Submitted to the first Iberic Meeting of Optics Students (IMOS) 2022.
    6. Margarida Almeida,  Armando N. Pinto, and Nuno A. Silva,  “CV-QKD Imperfections Impact on Shot-Noise Measurement“. Submitted to the first Iberic Meeting of Optics Students (IMOS) 2022.
    7. Pedro Branco, Nico Döttling, and Paulo Mateus,”Two-Round Oblivious Linear Evaluation from Learning with Errors“. In: Hanaoka, G., Shikata, J., Watanabe, Y. (eds) Public-Key Cryptography – PKC 2022. PKC 2022.
    8. Daniel Pereira, Nuno A. Silva, Armando N. Pinto, “A polarization diversity CV-QKD detection scheme for channels with strong polarization drift“. Accepted in IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering QCE 21, 2021. (Download)
    9. Sara T. Mantey, Mariana F. Ramos, Nuno A. Silva, Armando N. Pinto, and Nelson J. Muga, “Algorithm for State-of-Polarization Generation in Polarization-Encoding Quantum Key Distribution“. In IEEE Proc. of ConfTele 2021 [Best Paper Award]. (Download)
    10. Margarida Almeida,  Margarida Facão, Nelson J. Muga, Armando N. Pinto, and Nuno A. Silva, “Secret key extraction in direct reconciliation CV-QKD systems“. In IEEE Proc. of ConfTele 2021. (Download)
      • Reports (1/2)
      1. First- year progress report: 01/02/2020 – 31/01/2021 (Download)
          • PhD Thesis (5/5)
            • In Progress
              1. Zeinab Rahmani: “Quantum Assisted Secure Multi-Party Computation”. Departamento de Electrónica, Telecomunicações e Informática, Universidade de Aveiro.
              2. Manuel Santos: “Development of Oblivious Transfer in Secure Multiparty Computation Platforms“. Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa. 
              3. Daniel Pereira: “Design and Implementation of a Quantum Oblivious Key Generation and Distribution protocol using Continuous Variables”. Departamento de Electrónica, Telecomunicações e Informática, Universidade de Aveiro .
            • Finished
              1. Mariano José Lemus Hernandèz: “Asymmetric Quantum Cryptography and Multipartite Correlations”. Departamento de Física, Instituto Superior Técnico.
              2. Ricardo André Faleiro Miguel: “Nonlocality and Contextuality: Concepts and Applications in Quantum Information”. Departamento de Física, Instituto Superior Técnico.
              3. Mariana Ramos: “Quantum Technologies to Support Secure and Fast Multiparty Computation”. Departamento de Electrónica, Telecomunicações e Informática, Universidade de Aveiro.
              4. Serena Di Giorgio: “On the efficiency of recovering density operators from direct quantum correlations via Jaynes principle”. Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa.
              5. Preeti Yadav: “Practical quantum privacy protocol“. Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa.
          • Master dissertations (4/4)
            • In Progress
              1. Hugo Costa:”Quantum communication systems supported by electronic polarization controllers“. Departamento de Física, Universidade de Coimbra.
            • Finished
              1. Luís Martins: “Characterization of electro-optic polarization controllers for discrete-variable quantum communications transmitters“. Departamento de Física, Universidade de Coimbra.
              2. Margarida Almeida: “Practical security limits of continuous-variable quantum key distribution”. Departamento de Física, Universidade de Aveiro.
              3. Maurício Ferreira: “Quantum-Noise Based True Random Number Generation”. Departamento de Física, Universidade de Aveiro.
              4. Sara Mantey: “Electro-Optic Polarization Control Techniques for
                Quantum Technologies”.
                Departamento de Física, Universidade de Aveiro. (Download)
              • Undergraduate dissertations (4/0)
                  • In Progress
                    1. Bernardo Lobo: “Deteção coerente heteródina em sistemas de distribuição de chaves quânticas“. Departamento de Física, Universidade de Aveiro.
                  • Finished
                    1. Diogo Malheiro: “Gerador de impulsos curtos baseado em modulação direta para comunicações quânticas“. Departamento de Física, Universidade de Aveiro. 07/2021. (Download)
                    2. Tiago Amaral: ”Distribuição de Chave Quântica com Variáveis Contínuas: Modulação Discreta e Caracterização de Ruído“. Departamento de Física, Universidade de Aveiro, 16/09/2021. (Download)
                    3. Mariana Almeida: “Impacto das imperfeições experimentais nos sistemas de criptografia quântica baseados em fotões únicos“. Departamento de Física, Universidade de Aveiro, 16/09/2021. (Download)
                    4. Tiago Fernandes: “Optical Receiver: Modelling and Characterization“. Departamento de Física, Universidade de Aveiro. Departamento de Física, Universidade de Aveiro, 01/10/2020. (Download)
              • Demonstrators/Laboratory  Prototypes (0/1