Curty Alonso

Senior Lecturer

Área of Signal Theory and Communications
Department of Signal Theory and Communications

Contact information

School of Telecommunications Engineering
Despacho A-002

As Lagoas, Marcosende
36310 Vigo

+34 986 818 615
mcurty@com.uvigo.es

Short CV

Marcos obtuvo el título de Ingeniero de Telecomunicación en 1999, y el Certificado de Estudios Avanzados en Ingeniería de Telecomunicación en 2001, ambos en el departamento de Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones de la Universidad de Vigo (España). En 2004 obtuvo el título de Doctor en Ingeniería de Telecomunicación bajo la supervisión del profesor David J. Santos, dentro del grupo de investigación de Fotónica y Comunicaciones de la Universidad de Vigo. Durante la realización de sus estudios de doctorado en Ingeniería de Telecomunicación se incorporó al Quantum Information Theory Group de la Universidad Friedrich-Alexander ErlangenNüremberg (Alemania), donde realizó un doctorado en Física teórica (2006) bajo la supervisión del profesor Norbert Lütkenhaus. Tras ser Postdoctoral Fellow en la Universidad de Toronto, Canada (en el grupo de investigación del profesor Hoi-Kwong Lo), y en el Institute for Quantum Computing, Universidad de Waterloo, Canada (en el grupo de investigación del profesor Norbert Lütkenhaus), Marcos se incorporó como profesor ayudante en el departamento de Ingeniería Electrónica y Comunicaciones de la Universidad de Zaragoza (España). Actualmente es Profesor Titular de Universidad en el departamento de Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones de la Universidad de Vigo.

 

Research results

Article
Currás-Lorenzo, G., Navarrete, Á., Azuma, K., Kato, G., Curty, M., Razavi, M.
Tight finite-key security for twin-field quantum key distribution
npj Quantum Information, 7, 1, 2021 | DOI

Article
Zapatero, V., Curty, M.
Secure quantum key distribution with a subset of malicious devices
npj Quantum Information, 7, 1, 2021 | DOI

Article
Wang, W., Tamaki, K., Curty, M.
Measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution with leaky sources
Scientific Reports, 11, 1, 2021 | DOI

Article
Li, W., Zapatero, V., Tan, H., Wei, K., Min, H., Liu, W.-Y., Jiang, X., Liao, S.-K., Peng, C.-Z., Curty, M., Xu, F., Pan, J.-W.
Experimental Quantum Key Distribution Secure against Malicious Devices
Physical Review Applied, 15, 3, 2021 | DOI

Article
Navarrete, Á., Pereira, M., Curty, M., Tamaki, K.
Practical Quantum Key Distribution That is Secure against Side Channels
Physical Review Applied, 15, 3, 2021 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Azuma, K., Lo, H.-K.
A quantum leap in security
Physics Today, 74, 3, 2021 | DOI

Article
Gonzalez-Payo, J., Trenyi, R., Wang, W., Curty, M.
Upper Security Bounds for Coherent-One-Way Quantum Key Distribution
Physical Review Letters, 125, 26, 2020 | DOI

Article
Pereira, M., Kato, G., Mizutani, A., Curty, M., Tamaki, K.
Quantum key distribution with correlated sources
Science Advances, 6, 37, 2020 | DOI

Conference Paper
Curty, M.
Towards high-performance quantum key distribution with implementation security
Proceedings of SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, 11295, , 2020 | DOI

Article
Mizutani, A., Kato, G., Azuma, K., Curty, M., Ikuta, R., Yamamoto, T., Imoto, N., Lo, H.-K., Tamaki, K.
Quantum key distribution with setting-choice-independently correlated light sources
npj Quantum Information, 5, 1, 2019 | DOI

Article
Trényi, R., Azuma, K., Curty, M.
Beating the repeaterless bound with adaptive measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution
New Journal of Physics, 21, 11, 2019 | DOI

Article
Grasselli, F., Navarrete, A., Curty, M.
Asymmetric twin-field quantum key distribution
New Journal of Physics, 21, 11, 2019 | DOI

Article
Zhong, X., Hu, J., Curty, M., Qian, L., Lo, H.-K.
Proof-of-Principle Experimental Demonstration of Twin-Field Type Quantum Key Distribution
Physical Review Letters, 123, 10, 2019 | DOI

Article
Grasselli, F., Curty, M.
Practical decoy-state method for twin-field quantum key distribution
New Journal of Physics, 21, 7, 2019 | DOI

Article
Huang, A., Navarrete, Á., Sun, S.-H., Chaiwongkhot, P., Curty, M., Makarov, V.
Laser-seeding Attack in Quantum Key Distribution
Physical Review Applied, 12, 6, 2019 | DOI

Article
Zapatero, V., Curty, M.
Long-distance device-independent quantum key distribution
Scientific Reports, 9, 1, 2019 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Lo, H.-K.
Foiling covert channels and malicious classical post-processing units in quantum key distribution
npj Quantum Information, 5, 1, 2019 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Azuma, K., Lo, H.-K.
Simple security proof of twin-field type quantum key distribution protocol
npj Quantum Information, 5, 1, 2019 | DOI

Article
Pereira, M., Curty, M., Tamaki, K.
Quantum key distribution with flawed and leaky sources
npj Quantum Information, 5, 1, 2019 | DOI

Article
Rusca, D., Boaron, A., Curty, M., Martin, A., Zbinden, H.
Security proof for a simplified Bennett-Brassard 1984 quantum-key-distribution protocol
Physical Review A, 98, 5, 2018 | DOI

Article
Li, C., Curty, M., Xu, F., Bedroya, O., Lo, H.-K.
Secure quantum communication in the presence of phase- and polarization-dependent loss
Physical Review A, 98, 4, 2018 | DOI

Article
Wang, W., Tamaki, K., Curty, M.
Finite-key security analysis for quantum key distribution with leaky sources
New Journal of Physics, 20, 8, 2018 | DOI

Article
Navarrete, Á., Wang, W., Xu, F., Curty, M.
Characterizing multi-photon quantum interference with practical light sources and threshold single-photon detectors
New Journal of Physics, 20, 4, 2018 | DOI

Conference Paper
Curty, M., Lo, H.-K.
Quantum cryptography with malicious devices
Proceedings of SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, 10803, , 2018 | DOI

Article
Tamaki, K., Lo, H.-K., Mizutani, A., Kato, G., Lim, C.C.W., Azuma, K., Curty, M.
Security of quantum key distribution with iterative sifting
Quantum Science and Technology, 3, 1, 2018 | DOI

Article
Roberts, G.L., Lucamarini, M., Yuan, Z.L., Dynes, J.F., Comandar, L.C., Sharpe, A.W., Shields, A.J., Curty, M., Puthoor, I.V., Andersson, E.
Experimental measurement-device-independent quantum digital signatures
Nature Communications, 8, 1, 2017 | DOI

Article
Yin, H.-L., Wang, W.-L., Tang, Y.-L., Zhao, Q., Liu, H., Sun, X.-X., Zhang, W.-J., Li, H., Puthoor, I.V., You, L.-X., Andersson, E., Wang, Z., Liu, Y., Jiang, X., Ma, X., Zhang, Q., Curty, M., Chen, T.-Y., Pan, J.-W.
Experimental measurement-device-independent quantum digital signatures over a metropolitan network
Physical Review A, 95, 4, 2017 | DOI

Conference Paper
Curty, M., Lo, H.-K.
Quantum key distribution secure against partly malicious devices
Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, Part F73-QIM 20, , 2017 | DOI

Article
Sajeed, S., Huang, A., Sun, S., Xu, F., Makarov, V., Curty, M.
Insecurity of Detector-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution
Physical Review Letters, 117, 25, 2016 | DOI

Article
Puthoor, I.V., Amiri, R., Wallden, P., Curty, M., Andersson, E.
Measurement-device-independent quantum digital signatures
Physical Review A, 94, 2, 2016 | DOI

Article
Tamaki, K., Curty, M., Lucamarini, M.
Decoy-state quantum key distribution with a leaky source
New Journal of Physics, 18, 6, 2016 | DOI

Article
Mizutani, A., Curty, M., Lim, C.C.W., Imoto, N., Tamaki, K.
Finite-key security analysis of quantum key distribution with imperfect light sources
New Journal of Physics, 17, 9, 2015 | DOI

Article
González, P., Rebón, L., Ferreira da Silva, T., Figueroa, M., Saavedra, C., Curty, M., Lima, G., Xavier, G.B., Nogueira, W.A.T.
Quantum key distribution with untrusted detectors
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 92, 2, 2015 | DOI

Article
Xu, F., Curty, M., Qi, B., Lo, H.-K.
Measurement-device-independent quantum cryptography
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 21, 3, 2015 | DOI

Conference Paper
Curty, M., Tamaki, K., Xu, F., Mizutani, A., Lim, C.C.W., Qi, B., Lo, H.-K.
Bridging the gap between theory and practice in quantum cryptography
Proceedings of SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, 9648, , 2015 | DOI

Letter
Xu, F., Curty, M., Qi, B., Qian, L., Lo, H.-K.
Discrete and continuous variables for measurement-device-independent quantum cryptography
Nature Photonics, 9, 12, 2015 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Jofre, M., Pruneri, V., Mitchell, M.W.
Passive decoy-state quantum key distribution with coherent light
Entropy, 17, 6, 2015 | DOI

Article
Tamaki, K., Curty, M., Kato, G., Lo, H.-K., Azuma, K.
Loss-tolerant quantum cryptography with imperfect sources
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 90, 5, 2014 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Xu, F., Cui, W., Lim, C.C.W., Tamaki, K., Lo, H.-K.
Finite-key analysis for measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution
Nature Communications, 5, , 2014 | DOI

Article
Lim, C.C.W., Curty, M., Walenta, N., Xu, F., Zbinden, H.
Concise security bounds for practical decoy-state quantum key distribution
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 89, 2, 2014 | DOI

Conference Paper
Abellán, C., Amaya, W., Jofre, M., Curty, M., Acín, A., Capmany, J., Pruneri, V., Mitchell, M.W.
Ultra-fast quantum randomness generation by accelerated phase diffusion in a pulsed laser diode
Optics Express, 22, 2, 2014 | DOI

Article
Liu, Y., Cao, Y., Curty, M., Liao, S.-K., Wang, J., Cui, K., Li, Y.-H., Lin, Z.-H., Sun, Q.-C., Li, D.-D., Zhang, H.-F., Zhao, Y., Chen, T.-Y., Peng, C.-Z., Zhang, Q., Cabello, A., Pan, J.-W.
Experimental unconditionally secure bit commitment
Physical Review Letters, 112, 1, 2014 | DOI

Conference Paper
Abellán, C., Amaya, W., Jofre, M., Curty, M., Acín, A., Capmany, J., Pruneri, V., Mitchell, M.W.
Ultrafast Quantum Random Number Generation Using Off-the-shelf Components
Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, , , 2014 | DOI

Conference Paper
Abellán, C., Amaya, W., Jofre, M., Curty, M., Acín, A., Capmany, J., Pruneri, V., Mitchell, M.W.
Ultrafast quantum random number generation using off-the-shelf components
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe – Technical Digest, 2014-January, , 2014 | DOI

Review
Lo, H.-K., Curty, M., Tamaki, K.
Secure quantum key distribution
Nature Photonics, 8, 8, 2014 | DOI

Note
Curty, M.
Quantum cryptography: Know your enemy
Nature Physics, 10, 7, 2014 | DOI

Conference Paper
Xu, F., Curty, M., Qi, B., Cui, W., Lim, C.C.W., Tamaki, K., Lo, H.-K.
Practical measurement device independent quantum key distribution
Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, , , 2013 | DOI

Article
Xu, F., Curty, M., Qi, B., Lo, H.-K.
Practical aspects of measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution
New Journal of Physics, 15, , 2013 | DOI

Article
Moroder, T., Curty, M., Lim, C.C.W., Thinh, L.P., Zbinden, H., Gisin, N.
Security of distributed-phase-reference quantum key distribution
Physical Review Letters, 109, 26, 2012 | DOI

Conference Paper
Curty, M.
Device-independent quantum key distribution
2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2012, , , 2012 | DOI

Conference Paper
Curty, M.
Device-independent quantum key distribution
Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, , , 2012 | DOI

Article
Lo, H.-K., Curty, M., Qi, B.
Measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution
Physical Review Letters, 108, 13, 2012 | DOI

Conference Paper
Curty, M.
Device-independent quantum key distribution
CLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2012, , , 2012 | DOI

Conference Paper
Jofre, M., Steinlechner, F., Anzolin, G., Torres, J.P., Mitchell, M.W., Pruneri, V., Curty, M.
Compact optical sources for quantum communications
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, , , 2011 | DOI

Article
Jofre, M., Curty, M., Steinlechner, F., Anzolin, G., Torres, J.P., Mitchell, M.W., Pruneri, V.
True random numbers from amplified quantum vacuum
Optics Express, 19, 21, 2011 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Moroder, T.
Heralded-qubit amplifiers for practical device-independent quantum key distribution
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 84, 1, 2011 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Ma, X., Lo, H., Lütkenhaus, N.
Passive preparation of BB84 signal states with coherent light
Progress in Informatics, , 8, 2011 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Ma, X., Lo, H.-K., Lütkenhaus, N.
Passive sources for the Bennett-Brassard 1984 quantum-key-distribution protocol with practical signals
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 82, 5, 2010 | DOI

Conference Paper
Curty, M., Ma, X., Qi, B., Moroder, T., Lütkenhaus, N.
Passive decoy state quantum key distribution with coherent light
Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, , , 2010 | DOI

Conference Paper
Curty, M., Moroder, T., Xiongfeng, M., Lütkenhaus, N.
Passive decoy state quantum key distribution
Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 36 LNICST, , 2010 | DOI

Conference Paper
Curty, M., Ma, X., Qi, B., Moroder, T., Lütkenhaus, N.
Passive decoy state quantum key distribution with coherent light
2010 Conference on Optical Fiber Communication, Collocated National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OFC/NFOEC 2010, , , 2010 | DOI

Article
Wehner, S., Curty, M., Schaffner, C., Lo, H.-K.
Implementation of two-party protocols in the noisy-storage model
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 81, 5, 2010 | DOI

Article
Curty, M.
Quantum key distribution systems based on weak coherent pulses [Sistemas cuánticos de distribución de clave basados en pulsos de luz coherente atenuados]
Optica Pura y Aplicada, 43, 1, 2010 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Ma, X., Qi, B., Moroder, T.
Passive decoy-state quantum key distribution with practical light sources
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 81, 2, 2010 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Moroder, T., Xiongfeng, M., Lütkenhaus, N.
Non-Poissonian statistics from Poissonian light sources with application to passive decoy state quantum key distribution
Optics Letters, 34, 20, 2009 | DOI

Article
Moroder, T., Curty, M., Lütkenhaus, N.
Detector decoy quantum key distribution
New Journal of Physics, 11, , 2009 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Moroder, T., Ma, X., Lo, H.-K., Lütkenhaus, N.
Upper bounds for the secure key rate of the decoy-state quantum key distribution
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 79, 3, 2009 | DOI

Article
Gómez-Sousa, H., Curty, M.
Upper bounds on the performance of differential-phase-shift quantum key distribution
Quantum Information and Computation, 9, 01/02/2021 0:00, 2009 | DOI

Conference Paper
Curty, M., Tamaki, K., Moroder, T., Gómez-Sousa, H.
Upper bounds for the security of differential-phase-shift quantum key distribution with weak coherent states
AIP Conference Proceedings, 1110, , 2009 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Tamaki, K., Moroder, T.
Effect of detector dead times on the security evaluation of differential-phase-shift quantum key distribution against sequential attacks
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 77, 5, 2008 | DOI

Review
Curty, M., Lütkenhaus, N.
Comment on “arbitrated quantum-signature scheme”
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 77, 4, 2008 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Zhang, L.L., Lo, H.-K., Lütkenhaus, N.
Sequential attacks against differential-phase-shift quantum key distribution with weak coherent states
Quantum Information and Computation, 7, 7, 2007 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Moroder, T.
Single-photon quantum key distribution in the presence of loss
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 75, 5, 2007 | DOI

Article
Moroder, T., Curty, M., Lütkenhaus, N.
One-way quantum key distribution: Simple upper bound on the secret key rate
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 74, 5, 2006 | DOI

Article
Andersson, E., Curty, M., Jex, I.
Experimentally realizable quantum comparison of coherent states and its applications
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 74, 2, 2006 | DOI

Article
Moroder, T., Curty, M., Lütkenhaus, N.
Upper bound on the secret key rate distillable from effective quantum correlations with imperfect detectors
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 73, 1, 2006 | DOI

Book Chapter
Curty, M., Gühne, O., Lewenstein, M., Liitkenhaus, N.
Quantum Correlations as Basic Resource for Quantum Key Distribution
Quantum Information Processing, , , 2005 | DOI

Conference Paper
Curty, M., Gühne, O., Lewenstein, M., Lütkenhaus, N.
Detecting quantum correlations for quantum key distribution
Proceedings of SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, 5631, , 2005 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Lütkenhaus, N.
Intercept-resend attacks in the Bennett-Brassard 1984 quantum-key- distribution protocol with weak coherent pulses
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 71, 6, 2005 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Gühne, O., Lewenstein, M., Lütkenhaus, N.
Detecting two-party quantum correlations in quantum-key-distribution protocols
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 71, 2, 2005 | DOI

Article
Eisert, J., Hyllus, P., Gühne, O., Curty, M.
Complete hierarchies of efficient approximations to problems in entanglement theory
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 70, 6, 2004 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Lewenstein, M., Lütkenhaus, N.
Entanglement as a precondition for secure quantum key distribution
Physical Review Letters, 92, 21, 2004 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Lütkenhaus, N.
Effect of finite detector efficiencies on the security evaluation of quantum key distribution
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 69, 4, 2004 | DOI

Conference Paper
Pérez, E., Curty, M., Santos, D.J., Garcìa-Fernández, P.
Quantum authentication with unitary coding sets
Journal of Modern Optics, 50, 06/07/2021 0:00, 2003 | DOI

Article
Pérez, E., Curty, M., Santos, D.J., Garcìa-Fernández, P.
Quantum authentication with unitary coding sets
Journal of Modern Optics, 50-6, 7, 2003 | DOI

Conference Paper
Curty, M., Santos, D.J., Pérez, E., García-Fernández, P.
Qubit authentication
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 314, 01/04/2021 0:00, 2002 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Santos, D.J., Pérez, E., García-Fernández, P.
Qubit authentication
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 66, 2, 2002 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Santos, D.J.
Quantum authentication of classical messages
Physical Review A – Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 64, 6, 2001 | DOI

Article
Curty, M., Santos, D.J.
Quantum authentication of classical messages
Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 64, 6, 2001 | DOI

Seguridad de las implementaciones de sistemas cuanticos de distribucion de clave con suposiciones laxas
Ref.: TEC2017-88243-R
01/01/2018 – 31/12/2020 | Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Directors: Marcos Curty Alonso

Criptografía cuántica de alta capacidad para redes ópticas
Ref.: TEC2014-54898-R
01/01/2015 – 31/12/2017 | Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Directors: Marcos Curty Alonso

Comunicaciones cuánticas seguras con tecnoloxía fotónica
Ref.: EM2014/033
14/05/2014 – 14/05/2017 | Xunta de Galicia
Directors: Marcos Curty Alonso

23/04/2021 | Róbert Trényi
Análise de protocolos criptográficos cuánticos con rendemento mellorado
Directors: Marcos Curty Alonso
Cum Laude

22/04/2021 | Margarida Amélia Freitas Pereira
Implementación da seguridade da distribución de claves cuánticas
Directors: Marcos Curty Alonso
Cum Laude

21/04/2021 | Álvaro Navarrete Rodríguez
Cara á distribución cuántica de chaves segura e práctica
Directors: Marcos Curty Alonso
Cum Laude

Acordo seguro de clave con dispositivos non confiables
P201700755 | Marcos Curty Alonso, Lo hoy-Kwong