I'm a graduate student that just finished a first course on quantum computation. I've also done a graduate-level course in (classical) cryptography.

I'm interested in Quantum Cryptography and would like to know what people would consider the most important papers for me to read if I want to get an intro to QC, for someone of my background. Any help would be much appreciated.

  • $\begingroup$ Are you interested in quantum key distribution? Post-quantum cryptography? Zero-knowledge quantum proofs? Homomorphic quantum encryption? Or other areas of quantum cryptography? $\endgroup$ – Peter Shor Apr 20 at 15:20
  • $\begingroup$ Quantum key distribution mostly. $\endgroup$ – CSSTUDENT Apr 23 at 12:27

For an interesting starting paper, that nearly was never a paper see Stephen Wisener's paper on Conjugate Coding. This paper started off things like the BB 84. The paper is paywalled though, and a typewritten copy (with typos too,), as it was written sometime in the 60s or 70s is an interesting read, to start, or to get a historical perspective.


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