Quantum random bit generation using stimulated Raman scattering

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Journal titleOptics Express
Pages2517325180; # of pages: 8
SubjectCritical resources; Data sampling; High intensity; High signal-to-noise ratio; Multiple bits; Noise amplification; Optical phonons; Pump noise; Quantum evolution; Random number generators; Random Numbers; Sensitive devices; Vacuum fluctuations; Zero-point; Amplification; Fading (radio); Multiphoton processes; Number theory; Phase measurement; Signal to noise ratio; Stimulated Raman scattering; Random number generation; article; computer aided design; computer simulation; equipment; equipment design; instrumentation; light; mathematics; optical instrumentation; quantum theory; radiation scattering; Raman spectrometry; randomization; signal processing; theoretical model; Computer Simulation; Computer-Aided Design; Equipment Design; Equipment Failure Analysis; Light; Mathematics; Models, Theoretical; Optical Devices; Quantum Theory; Random Allocation; Scattering, Radiation; Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted; Spectrum Analysis, Raman
AbstractRandom number sequences are a critical resource in a wide variety of information systems, including applications in cryptography, simulation, and data sampling. We introduce a quantum random number generator based on the phase measurement of Stokes light generated by amplification of zero-point vacuum fluctuations using stimulated Raman scattering. This is an example of quantum noise amplification using the most noise-free process possible: near unitary quantum evolution. The use of phase offers robustness to classical pump noise and the ability to generate multiple bits per measurement. The Stokes light is generated with high intensity and as a result, fast detectors with high signal-to-noise ratios can be used for measurement, eliminating the need for single-photon sensitive devices. The demonstrated implementation uses optical phonons in bulk diamond. © 2011 Optical Society of America.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences (SIMS-ISSM)
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number21271033
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