Quantum random number generation using spontaneous Raman scattering

Matthew J. Collins, Alex S. Clark, Zhizhong Yan, Chunle Xiong, M. J. Steel, Benjamin J. Eggleton

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We generate a quantum random bit-string at 650kb/s by frequency binning spontaneous Raman scattered photons from a highly-nonlinear As2S3 glass detected using superconducting single photon detectors. The bit-sequences pass all the NIST statistical randomness tests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO 2014
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Technology : Technical Digest
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781557529992
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2014) - San Jose, United States
Duration: 8 Jun 201413 Jun 2014


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2014)
Abbreviated titleCLEO: 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose


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Collins, M. J., Clark, A. S., Yan, Z., Xiong, C., Steel, M. J., & Eggleton, B. J. (2014). Quantum random number generation using spontaneous Raman scattering. In CLEO 2014: Applications and Technology : Technical Digest [JTh2A.123] Washington, DC: Optical Society of America (OSA). https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_AT.2014.JTh2A.123