TITLE

Quantum random number generator based on photonic emission in semiconductors

AUTHOR(S)
Stipcˇevic, M.; Rogina, B. Medved
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Review of Scientific Instruments;Apr2007, Vol. 78 Issue 4, p043901
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report upon the realization of a novel fast nondeterministic random number generator whose randomness relies on the intrinsic randomness of the quantum physical processes of photonic emission in semiconductors and subsequent detection by the photoelectric effect. Timing information of detected photons is used to generate binary random digits-bits. The bit extraction method based on the restartable clock method theoretically eliminates both bias and autocorrelation while reaching efficiency of almost 0.5 bits per random event. A prototype has been built and statistically tested.
ACCESSION #
25684724

 

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