Hierarchical Quantum Secret Sharing Based on Special High-Dimensional Entangled State

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Original languageEnglish
Article number9006878
Journal / PublicationIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number3
Online published21 Feb 2020
Publication statusPublished - May 2020


A hierarchical quantum secret sharing scheme is proposed, for which participants are divided into multiple layers. In this scheme, the number of participants and the shared secrets can be different for layers. The shared secret of a layer can only be recovered by the cooperation of all the participants at that layer. Moreover, each participant is able to obtain the shared secrets at lower layers, but not those at higher layers. The design is based on a special high-dimensional entangled state, in which the particles have different dimensions and can be set as subtle values to satisfy the hierarchical requirement. The correctness and security of the proposed scheme are analyzed. As compared to existing quantum secret sharing schemes, it possesses distinct features which are demanded by some specified scenarios.

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  • entangled state, hierarchical, quantum cryptography, Quantum secret sharing