Decoy-state quantum key distribution with both source errors and statistical fluctuations

Date: 2009-07-15
Authors Xiang-Bin Wang, Lin Yang, Cheng-Zhi Peng and Jian-Wei Pan
Journal No. Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 120402 (2010)
Abstract We show how to calculate the fraction of single-photon counts of the 3-intensity decoy-state quantum cryptography faithfully with both statistical fluctuations and source errors. Our results rely only on the bound values of a few parameters of the states of pulses.