High-Speed Quantum Random Number Generation Using CMOS Photon Counting Detectors

  title={High-Speed Quantum Random Number Generation Using CMOS Photon Counting Detectors},
  author={Simone Tisa and Federica A. Villa and Andrea Carlo Giudice and Georg Simmerle and Franco Zappa},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics},
Optical quantum random number generators (QRNGs) are a special class of physical random data sources, whose randomness is established on elementary quantum optics processes. We present a QRNG based on a CMOS chip which overcomes the limitations of the commonly used optical QRNG and which achieves a random bit generation rate up to 200 Mb/s. The CMOS chip is based on an array of single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) and digital counters. We prove the absolute randomness of the generated random… CONTINUE READING


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