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Publication - Professor Mark Thompson

    First Experimental Demonstration of Secure NFV Orchestration over an SDN-Controlled Optical Network with Time-Shared Quantum Key Distribution

    Citation

    Aguado, A, Hugues-Salas, E, Haigh, PA, Marhuenda, J, Price, AB, Sibson, P, Kennard, JE, Erven, C, Rarity, JG, Thompson, MG, Lord, A, Nejabati, R & Simeonidou, D, 2017, ‘First Experimental Demonstration of Secure NFV Orchestration over an SDN-Controlled Optical Network with Time-Shared Quantum Key Distribution’. in: 2016 42nd European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC 2016): Proceedings of a meeting held 18-22 September 2016, Dusseldorf, Germany. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), pp. 512-514

    Abstract

    We demonstrate, for the first time, a secure optical network architecture that combines NFV orchestration and SDN control with quantum key distribution (QKD) technology. A novel time-shared QKD network design is presented as a cost-effective solution for practical networks.

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