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Two-bit quantum random number generator based on photon-number-resolving detection

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5 Author(s)
Jian, Yi ; State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China ; Ren, Min ; Wu, E. ; Guang Wu
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Here we present a new fast two-bit quantum random number generator based on the intrinsic randomness of the quantum physical phenomenon of photon statistics of coherent light source. Two-bit random numbers were generated according to the number of detected photons in each light pulse by a photon-number-resolving detector. Poissonian photon statistics of the coherent light source guaranteed the complete randomness of the bit sequences. Multi-bit true random numbers were generated for the first time based on the multi-photon events from a coherent light source.

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Review of Scientific Instruments  (Volume:82 ,  Issue: 7 )

Date of Publication:

Jul 2011

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