## On Small Characteristic Algebraic Tori in Pairing-Based Cryptography (2004)

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### BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Granger04onsmall,

author = {R. Granger and D. Page and M. Stam},

title = {On Small Characteristic Algebraic Tori in Pairing-Based Cryptography},

journal = {},

year = {2004},

volume = {9},

pages = {64--85}

}

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### Abstract

The output of the Tate pairing on an elliptic curve over a nite eld is an element in the multiplicative group of an extension eld modulo a particular subgroup. One ordinarily powers this element to obtain a unique representative for the output coset, and performs any further necessary arithmetic in the extension eld. Rather than an obstruction, we show to the contrary that one can exploit this quotient group to eliminate the nal powering, to speed up exponentiations and to obtain a simple compression of pairing values which is useful during interactive identity-based cryptographic protocols. Speci cally we demonstrate that methods available for fast point multiplication on elliptic curves such as mixed addition, signed digit representations and Frobenius expansions, all transfer easily to the quotient group, and provide a signi cant improvement over the arithmetic of the extension eld.