Scientific article

Optical quantum random number generator

Published inJournal of modern optics, vol. 47, no. 4, p. 595-598
Publication date2000

A physical random number generator based on the intrinsic randomness of quantum mechanics is described. The random events are realized by the choice of single photons between the two outputs of a beam splitter. We present a simple device, which minimizes the impact of the photon counters' noise, dead-time and after pulses.

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STEFANOV, André et al. Optical quantum random number generator. In: Journal of modern optics, 2000, vol. 47, n° 4, p. 595–598. doi: 10.1080/09500340008233380
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