Quantum-Based Solutions for the Next-Generation Internet

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 43, Issue 1, p.62-72 (2019)


Communications, next-generation Internet, quantum techniques, security assertion markup language


Quantum physics influences modern computer science and communications. We observe new quantum-based solutions which are being implemented in practical networks. This article introduces these techniques and explains how they can change the next-generation Internet and communication. The basics of quantum mechanics and such effects as birefringence and entanglement are briefly introduced. Next, the most popular quantum-based solutions which are good candidates for modern services in the next-generation Internet are described. The quantum key distribution process, as well as the idea and validation of a quantitative approach to security in quantum cryptography, are presented. In addition to security methods, quantum-based solutions for data processing and transmission are explained: superdense coding, the medium access control protocol with quantum entanglement and the idea of quantum computing. The final section concludes the article and indicates current initiatives and future directions.

Last updated: Friday, 25 October 2019