Mayssaa El Rifai

Work place: Telecommunications Engineering Program, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, OK 74135, USA



Research Interests: Quantum Computing Theory


Mayssaa El Rifai is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. She received her B.Sc. degree in Computer and Communication Engineering from the Hariri Canadian University- Lebanon in 2010. She received her M.Sc. from in Telecommunication from The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. El Rifai has been a graduate research assistant at The University of Oklahoma since 2011. Her research is focused in Quantum communication using multi-photon, and Quantum key distribution protocols.

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An Ultra-secure Router-to-router Spontaneous Key Exchange System

By Pramode K. Verma Mayssaa El Rifai

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2015

This paper presents an ultra-secure router-to-router key exchange system. The key exchange process can be initiated by either router at will and can be carried out as often as required. We compare the efficacy of the proposed approach with contemporary quantum key distribution (QKD) systems and show that quantum-level security is attainable without resorting to single photon generators and other attendant instrumentation associated with QKD. Furthermore, the proposed system addresses the extremely limited geographical reach of commercially available QKD systems and other environmental restrictions they must operate in. The proposed system carries out all processing in electronics and is not vulnerable to the man in the middle attack. The medium of transfer can, of course, be optical fibers as is common in telecommunication.

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