Graphical Methods in Device-Independent Quantum Cryptography

TitleGraphical Methods in Device-Independent Quantum Cryptography
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBreiner, S, Miller, C, Ross, NJ
Date Published2017/05/25

We introduce a framework for graphical security proofs in device-independent quantum cryptography using the methods of categorical quantum mechanics. We are optimistic that this approach will make some of the highly complex proofs in quantum cryptography more accessible, facilitate the discovery of new proofs, and enable automated proof verification. As an example of our framework, we reprove a recent result from device-independent quantum cryptography: any linear randomness expansion protocol can be converted into an unbounded randomness expansion protocol. We give a graphical exposition of a proof of this result and implement parts of it in the Globular proof assistant.