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Fast self-testing quantum random number generator based on homodyne detection

Published inApplied Physics Letters, vol. 116, p. 1-5; 264004
Publication date2020

Self-testing and semi-device independent protocols are becoming the preferred choice for quantum technologies, being able to certify their quantum nature with few assumptions and simple experimental implementations. In particular, for quantum random number generators, the possibility of monitoring, in real time, the entropy of the source only by measuring the input/output statistics is a characteristic that no other classical system could provide. The cost of this possibility is not necessarily increased complexity and reduced performance. Indeed, here we show that with a simple optical setup consisting of commercially available components, a high bit generation rate can be achieved. We manage to certify 145.5 MHz of quantum random bit generation rate.

  • Quantum random number generator
  • Quantum information
  • Quantum communication
Research group
  • Swiss National Science Foundation - Bridge project 40B2-017651
  • European Commission - Quantum Communications for ALL [675662]
Citation (ISO format)
RUSCA, Davide et al. Fast self-testing quantum random number generator based on homodyne detection. In: Applied Physics Letters, 2020, vol. 116, p. 1–5. doi: 10.1063/5.0011479
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