Xiongfeng Ma
Assistant Professor
Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences


 

Education Background


 

 

Ph.D.    Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Canada        Apr. 2008
B.Sc.    School of Physics, Peking University, China                         Jul. 2003

 

 

Research Interests


Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Key Distribution, Quantum Random Number Generation, Quantum Optics
 

Graduate Students


Xiao Yuan (graduated in 2016), Zheng Zhang, Qi Zhao, Hongyi Zhou, Jiajun Ma, You Zhou, Pei Zeng
 

Awards


  1. 1000 Youth Talent Plan, China (2012)
  2. Lachlan Gilchrist Fellowship, Canada (2007)
  3. Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Selfnanced Students Abroad, China Scholarship (2005)
 

Publications


  1. Qi-Chao Sun, Wei-Long Wang, Yang Liu, Fei Zhou, Jason S. Pelc, M. M. Fejer, Cheng-Zhi Peng, Xianfeng Chen, Xiongfeng Ma, Qiang Zhang and Jian-Wei Pan, “Experimental passive decoy-state quantum key distribution”, Laser Phys. Lett. 11 085202 (2014)
  2. P. Xu, X. Yuan, L.-K. Chen, H. Lu, X.-C. Yao, Xiongfeng Ma, Y.-A. Chen, J.-W. Pan, “Implementation of a Measurement-Device-Independent Entanglement Witness”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 140506 (2014)
  3. C. Panayi, M. Razavi, Xiongfeng Ma, N. Lutkenhaus, “Memory-assisted measurement-deviceindependent quantum key distribution”, New J. Phys. 16, 043005 (2014)
  4. You-Qi Nie, Hong-Fei Zhang, Zhen Zhang, Jian Wang, Xiongfeng Ma, Jun Zhang and Jian-Wei Pan, “Practical and fast quantum random number generation based on photon arrival time relative to external reference”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 051110 (2014)
  5. Zhen-Qiang Yin, Chi-Hang Fred Fung, Xiongfeng Ma, Chun-Mei Zhang, Hong-Wei Li, Wei Chen, Shuang Wang, Guang-Can Guo, Zheng-Fu Han, “Measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution with uncharacterized qubit sources", Phys. Rev. A 88, 062322 (2013)
  6. Y. Cao, H. Liang, J. Yin, H.-L. Yong, F. Zhou, Y.-P. Wu, J.-G. Ren, Y.-H. Li, G.-S. Pan, T. Yang, Xiongfeng Ma, C.-Z. Peng, J.-W. Pan, “Entanglement-based quantum key distribution with biased basis choice via free space", Optics Express, Vol. 21, Iss. 22, pp. 27260-8 (2013)
  7. Y. Liu, T.-Y. Chen, L.-J. Wang, H. Liang, G.-L. Shentu, J. Wang, K. Cui, H.-L. Yin, N.-L. Liu,L. Li, Xiongfeng Ma, J. S. Pelc, M. M. Fejer, Q. Zhang, J.-W. Pan, “Experimental measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution", Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 130502 (2013)
  8. Z.Wei, W.Wang, Z. Zhang, M. Gao, Z. Ma, Xiongfeng Ma, “Decoy-state quantum key distribution with biased basis choice", Scientic Reports 3, 2453 (2013)
  9. Y.-L. Tang, H.-L. Yin, Xiongfeng Ma, C.-H.F. Fung, Y. Liu, H.-L. Yong, T.-Y. Chen, C.-Z. Peng,Z.-B. Chen, J.-W. Pan, “Source attack of decoy-state quantum key distribution using phase information", Phys. Rev. A 88, 022308 (2013)
  10. Xiongfeng Ma, F. Xu, H. Xu, X. Tan, B. Qi, and H.-K. Lo, “Postprocessing for quantum random number generators: Entropy evaluation and randomness extraction" Phys. Rev. A, 87, 062327 (2013).
  11. Xiongfeng Ma, M. Razavi, “Alternative schemes for measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution", Phys. Rev. A 86, 062319 (2012)
  12. Xiongfeng Ma, C.-H. F. Fung, and M. Razavi, “Statistical fluctuation analysis for measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution", Phys. Rev. A 86, 052305 (2012)
  13. F. Xu, B. Qi, Xiongfeng Ma, H. Xu, H. Zheng and H.-K. Lo, “Ultrafast quantum random number generation based on quantum phase fluctuations", Optics Express, vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 12366-12377 (2012)
  14. C.-H. F. Fung, Xiongfeng Ma, H. F. Chau, Q.-y. Cai, “Quantum key distribution with delayed privacy amplication and its application to security proof of a two-way deterministic protocol", Phys. Rev. A 85, 032308 (2012)
  15. Xiongfeng Ma and N. Lutkenhaus, “Improved Data Post-Processing in Quantum Key Distribution and Application to Loss Thresholds in Device Independent QKD", Quant. Info. Comp. 12, 0203 (2012)
  16. H. Lu, C.-H. F. Fung, Xiongfeng Ma and Q.-y. Cai, “Unconditional security proof of a deterministic quantum key distribution with a two-way quantum channel", Phys. Rev. A 84, 042344 (2011)
  17. D. Pitkanen, Xiongfeng Ma, R. Wickert, P. van Loock, N. Lutkenhaus, “Efficient heralding of photonic qubits with applications to device-independent quantum key distribution", Phys. Rev. A 84, 022325 (2011)
  18. Xiongfeng Ma and C.-H. F. Fung and J.-C. Boileau and H.F. Chau, “Universally composable and customizable post-processing for practical quantum key distribution", Computers & Security 30, 172- 177 (2011)
  19. M. Curty, Xiongfeng Ma, H.-K. Lo, N. Lutkenhaus, “Passive sources for the Bennett-Brassard 1984 quantum key distribution protocol with practical signals", Phys. Rev. A 82, 052325 (2010)
  20. M. Curty, Xiongfeng Ma, B. Qi, T. Moroder, “Passive decoy state quantum key distribution with practical light sources", Phys. Rev. A 81, 022310 (2010)
  21. C.-H. F. Fung, Xiongfeng Ma, and H. F. Chau, “Practical issues in quantum-key-distribution postprocessing", Phys. Rev. A 81, 012318 (2010)
  22. M. Curty, T. Moroder, Xiongfeng Ma and N. Lutkenhaus, “Non-Poissonian statistics from Poissonian light sources with application to passive decoy state quantum key distribution", Opt. Lett. 34,20, 3238-3240 (2009)
  23. C. Erven, Xiongfeng Ma, R. Laflamme, G. Weihs, “Entangled quantum key distribution with a biased basis choice ", New J. Phys. 11, 045025 (2009)
  24. M. Curty, T. Moroder, Xiongfeng Ma, H.-K. Lo and N. Lutkenhaus, “Upper bounds for the secure key rate of the decoy-state quantum key distribution", Phys. Rev. A 79, 032335 (2009)
  25. C.-H. F. Fung, K. Tamaki, B. Qi, H.-K. Lo and Xiongfeng Ma, “Security proof of quantum key distribution with detection efficiency mismatch", Quant. Info. Comp. 9, 0131 (2009)
  26. X. Peng, H. Jiang, B. Xu, Xiongfeng Ma, H. Guo, “Experimental quantum key distribution with an untrusted source", Opt. Lett. 33, 2077 (2008)
  27. Xiongfeng Ma and H.-K. Lo, “Quantum key distribution with triggering parametric down conversion sources", New J. Phys. 10, 073018 (2008)
  28. Xiongfeng Ma, C.-H. F. Fung, and H.-K. Lo, “Quantum key distribution with entangled photon sources", Phys. Rev. A 76, 012307 (2007)
  29. B. Qi, Y. Zhao, Xiongfeng Ma, H.-K. Lo, and L. Qian, “Quantum key distribution with dual detectors", Phys. Rev. A 75, 052304 (2007)
  30. B. Qi, C.-H. F. Fung, H.-K. Lo and Xiongfeng Ma, “Time-shift attack in practical quantum cryptosystems", Quant. Info. Comp., 7, 73 (2007)
  31. Xiongfeng Ma, “Unconditional security at a low cost", Phys. Rev. A 74, 052325 (2006)
  32. XiongfengMa, C.-H. F. Fung, F. Dupuis, K. Chen, K. Tamaki and H.-K. Lo, “Decoy state quantum key distribution with two-way classical post-processing", Phys. Rev. A 74, 032330 (2006)
  33. Y. Zhao, B. Qi, Xiongfeng Ma, H.-K. Lo and L. Qian, “Experimental quantum key distribution with decoy states", Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 070502 (2006)
  34. Xiongfeng Ma, B. Qi, Y. Zhao and H.-K. Lo, “Practical Decoy State for Quantum Key Distribution", Phys. Rev. A 72, 012326 (2005)
  35. H.-K. Lo, XiongfengMa and K. Chen, “Decoy State Quantum Key Distribution", Phys. Rev. Lett. 94,230504 (2005)
 
 

Preprint


  1. XiongfengMa, Z. Zhang, and X. Tan, “An explicit combinatorial design", arXiv:1109.6147 [math.CO, quant-ph] (2011)
  2. Xiongfeng Ma, T. Moroder and N. Lutkenhaus, “Quantum key distribution secure against the efficiency loophole", arXiv:0812.4301 [quant-ph] (2008)

 Patent


  1. N. Lutkenhaus and Xiongfeng Ma, “System and method for quantum key distribution", Patent application number: PCT/CA2012/050633; publication number: WO2013037062 A1 

Ph.D.thesis


 Xiongfeng Ma, “Quantum cryptography: from theory to practice", arXiv:0808.1385, under supervision of Prof. Hoi-Kwong Lo, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, (2008)
 

Master Report


 XiongfengMa, “Security of Quantum Key Distribution with Realistic Devices", quant-ph/0503057, under supervision of Prof. Hoi-Kwong Lo, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, (2004)
 

Conference Proceedings


  1. M. Curty, Xiongfeng Ma, B. Qi, T. Moroder, N. Lutkenhaus, “Passive Decoy State Quantum Key Distribution with Coherent Light", IEEE, Optical Fiber Communication (OFC), collocated National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, 2010 Conference on (OFC/NFOEC), San Diego, CA, MAR 21-25,
    (2010)
  2. N. Beaudry, A. Ferenczi, V. Narasimhachar, T. Moroder, Xiongfeng Ma, M. Piani, N. Luekenhaus, “Security of Quantum Key Distribution", IEEE, Optical Fiber Communication (OFC), collocated National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, 2010 Conference on (OFC/NFOEC), San Diego, CA, MAR 21-25, (2010)
  3. C. Erven, Xiongfeng Ma, R. Laamme, G. Weihs, “Entanglement-based quantum key distribution with biased basis choice", CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference, Munich, Germany (2009)
  4. B. Qi, Y. Zhao, XiongfengMa, H.-K. Lo, and L. Qian, “Dual detectors scheme in practical quantum key distribution systems", CLEO/Europe and IQEC 2007 Conference Digest, Optical Society of America, paper JSI 2 (2007)
  5. B. Qi, Y. Zhao, Xiongfeng Ma, H.-K. Lo, and L. Qian, “Improve the efficiency of a practical quantum key distribution system", Proc. SPIE 6710, 671015 (2007)
  6. B. Qi, C.-H. F. Fung, Y. Zhao, Xiongfeng Ma, K. Tamaki, C. Chen, and H.-K. Lo, “Quantum hacking: attacking practical quantum key distribution systems", Proc. SPIE 6710, 67100I (2007)
  7. Xiongfeng Ma, C.-H. F. Fung, and H.-K. Lo, “Decoy state protocols for quantum cryptography with parametric down conversion sources", 2007 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO, Munich, Germany (2007)
  8. Y. Zhao, B. Qi, Xiongfeng Ma, H.-K. Lo and L. Qian, “Simulation and Implementation of Decoy State Quantum Key Distribution over 60km Telecom Fiber", Proc. of 2006 IEEE ISIT, pp. 2094-2098,(2006)
     

Invited Talks 


1. “Quantum random number generator based on phase fluctuations", Department of Physics, University of Leeds, UK, (2011)
2. “From quantum hacking to self-testing quantum key distribution", Toshiba Lab, University of Cambridge, UK, (2011)
3. “From quantum hacking to self-testing quantum key distribution", Electromagnetics-Photonics Seminars, University of Toronto, Canada, (2011)
4. “QKD post-processing with finite-key analysis", Group of Applied Physics, Geneva University,
Geneva, Switzerland, (2009)
5. “Post-processing for quantum key distribution", University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, (2009)
6. “Quantum cryptography: from theory to practice", Luoyang Normal University, Luoyang, China,
(2008)
7. “Quantum cryptography with a parametric down-conversion source", University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, (2008)
8. “Quantum cryptography: from theory to practice", Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China, (2008)
9. “Quantum cryptography with a parametric down-conversion source", University of Hong Kong, Hong
Kong, (2008)
10. “Quantum key distribution with parametric down-conversion sources", Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, (2007)
5Xiongfeng Ma Curriculum Vitae March 4, 2014
11. “Security of Quantum key distribution in real-life setups", Physikalisches Institut, University of
Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, (2007)
12. “Quantum key distribution: security proofs and attacks", School of Physics, Peking University,
Beijing, China, (2007)
13. “Quantum key distribution with entangled photon sources", Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, (2007)
14. “Decoy state quantum key distribution", National University of Defense Technology, Changsha,
China, (2006)
15. “Bridging the gap between the theory and practice of quantum cryptography", Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, (2005)

 

Invited workshops


  1. “International Workshop on Quantum Communication Networks", Leeds, UK, (2014)
  2. “QKD Post Processing Workshop 2011" (part of the funded research program "HiPANQ") at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Tech Gate Vienna, ?Austria, (2011)
  3. “Classical and Quantum Information Assurance Foundations and Practice", Dagstuhl, Germany, (2009)
  4. “Workshop on the finite-key effect", Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore, (2008)

Teaching Experience


  1. Physics B (2) for scientists and engineers, Tsinghua University, [Sep.2014-Jan.2015]
  2. Physics B (1) for scientists and engineers, Tsinghua University, [Mar.2014-Jun.2014]

Activities


 Member, Optical Society of America
 Member, Canadian Association of Physicists
 Junior Member, American Physical Society