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Zhenyu Du, Guoding Liu, Xiongfeng Ma (Apr 24 2024).

Abstract: Enhancing the performance of quantum key distribution is crucial, driving the exploration of various key distillation techniques to increase the key rate and tolerable error rate. It is imperative to develop a comprehensive framework to encapsulate and enhance the existing methods. In this work, we propose an advantage distillation framework for quantum key distribution. Building on the entanglement distillation protocol, our framework integrates all the existing key distillation methods and offers better generalization and performance. Using classical linear codes, our framework can achieve higher key rates, particularly without one-time pad encryption for postprocessing. Our approach provides insights into existing protocols and offers a systematic way for future enhancements of quantum key distribution protocols.

Arxiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.14733