Conference Paper

Oblivious Transfer and Quantum Channels

Group of Applied Physics, University of Geneva, 10, rue de l'École-de-Médecine, CH-1211 Genève 4, Switzerland. E-mail: ;
DOI: 10.1109/ITW.2006.1633774 Conference: Information Theory Workshop, 2006. ITW '06 Punta del Este. IEEE
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ABSTRACT We show that oblivious transfer can be seen as the classical analogue to a quantum channel in the same sense as non-local boxes are for maximally entangled qubits.

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