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quinta-feira, janeiro 25, 2018

Quantum Biometrics with Retinal Photon Counting

Source/Fonte: Salvo

(Submitted on 14 Apr 2017 (v1), last revised 26 Oct 2017 (this version, v2))

It is known that the eye's scotopic photodetectors, rhodopsin molecules and their associated phototransduction mechanism leading to light perception, are efficient single photon counters. We here use the photon counting principles of human rod vision to propose a secure quantum biometric identification based on the quantum-statistical properties of retinal photon detection. The photon path along the human eye until its detection by rod cells is modeled as a filter having a specific transmission coefficient. Precisely determining its value from the photodetection statistics registered by the conscious observer is a quantum parameter estimation problem that leads to a quantum secure identification method. The probabilities for false positive and false negative identification of this biometric technique can readily approach 1010 and 104, respectively. The security of the biometric method can be further quantified by the physics of quantum measurements. An impostor must be able to perform quantum thermometry and quantum magnetometry with energy resolution better than 109, in order to foil the device by non-invasively monitoring the biometric activity of a user.

Comments: 16 pages, 4 figures


Quantum Physics (quant-ph); Probability (math.PR); Biological Physics (; Computational Physics (physics.comp-ph); Optics (physics.optics)

Journal reference:
Phys. Rev. Applied 8, 044012 (2017)


Cite as: arXiv:1704.04367 [quant-ph]
(or arXiv:1704.04367v2 [quant-ph] for this version)

Submission history
From: Iannis Kominis [view email]
[v1] Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:11:37 GMT (3822kb)
[v2] Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:52:22 GMT (4129kb)