Quantum cryptology optical technologies for data protection in data communication networks (OptoKrypt)

OptoKrypt is part of a trend of research on quantum cryptology technologies that will lead to a fully functional quantum computer in the future.

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Challenge

The aim of the project is to develop state-of-the-art optical quantum cryptology technologies for protecting data exchange in data communication networks. They will serve the security and defense of the country.

The architecture of the proposed solutions includes the development of a Quantum Random Number Generator (KGLL) chip, a national Quantum Key Distribution System (SDKK) and a System of Optical Phase Coding (SOKF). The research work is part of the current trend of quantum cryptology technologies being developed as a response to the emergence of a fully functional quantum computer in the near future, enabling faster determination of the encryption key of known cryptographic algorithms. The task of the solutions under development is to strengthen existing data exchange systems in terms of their resistance to cyberattacks by creating an optical channel that allows completely confidential transfer of the cryptographic key.

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Project leader
Dr Michał Marks

What we did

The project will result in a prototype of modular quantum optical cryptography (MUKKO) circuits developed at IX PGT for special and military and general data protection applications in data communication networks. Modularity of the infrastructure will ensure a high degree of its versatility, availability and security for diverse classified and unclassified applications carried out by independent users to the required extent, according to the demand.

The project partnership is formed by WAT (project leader), NASK-PIB and TELDAT Sp. z o.o. sp.k.

The project will end in September 2024. Funds for its implementation come from the National Research and Development Center.

Find out what the latest accomplishments of the project are in this link.