Hiding Quantum Data

David P. DiVincenzo*, Patrick Hayden, Barbara M. Terhal

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Recent work has shown how to use the laws of quantum mechanics to keep classical and quantum bits secret in a number of different circumstances. Among the examples are private quantum channels, quantum secret sharing and quantum data hiding. In this paper we show that a method for keeping two classical bits hidden in any such scenario can be used to construct a method for keeping one quantum bit hidden, and vice-versa. In the realm of quantum data hiding, this allows us to construct bipartite and multipartite hiding schemes for qubits from the previously known constructions for hiding bits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1629-1647
Number of pages19
JournalFoundations of Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Data hiding
  • Nonlocality without entanglement
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Secret sharing


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