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Security of Quantum Key Distribution Protocols using two-way Classical Communication or Weak Coherent Pulses

Barbara Kraus and Cyril Branciard and Renato Renner

We apply the techniques introduced in [Kraus et. al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 080501, 2005] to prove security of quantum key distribution (QKD) schemes using two-way classical post-processing as well as QKD schemes based on weak coherent pulses instead of single-photon pulses. As a result, we obtain improved bounds on the secret-key rate of these schemes.