Abstract

High-speed quantum random number generators are highly demanded in cryptographic systems, whose bottleneck lies in the ease of implementation and the efficiency of real-time post-processing. Based on homodyne detection of a coherent state, we realize a compact Gbps real-time quantum random number generator with a silica planar light circuit. We integrate all the optical and electrical modules into a stand-alone device, use standard low-cost components, and make the whole system simple and robust. Homodyne detection and real-time hashing extraction circuits are built into compact electronics with a final generation rate of 1 Gbps. Our demonstration shows an economic, compact, robust, and high-speed quantum random number generator available for immediate commercialization.

© 2019 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Parallel real-time quantum random number generator

Xiaomin Guo, Chen Cheng, Mingchuan Wu, Qinzhong Gao, Pu Li, and Yanqiang Guo
Opt. Lett. 44(22) 5566-5569 (2019)

Low-bias high-speed quantum random number generator via shaped optical pulses

Michael A. Wayne and Paul G. Kwiat
Opt. Express 18(9) 9351-9357 (2010)

5.4 Gbps real time quantum random number generator with simple implementation

Jie Yang, Jinlu Liu, Qi Su, Zhengyu Li, Fan Fan, Bingjie Xu, and Hong Guo
Opt. Express 24(24) 27475-27481 (2016)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription