Scalable parallel physical random number generator based on a superluminescent LED

Published/Posted: March 15, 2011

Authors: Li, X.; Cohen, A. B.; Murphy, T. E.; Roy, R.

DOI: 10.1364/OL.36.001020

arXiv: 1103.2917

Abstract: We describe an optoelectronic system for simultaneously generating parallel, independent streams of random bits using spectrally separated noise signals obtained from a single optical source. Using a pair of nonoverlapping spectral filters and a fiber-coupled superluminescent LED (SLED), we produced two independent 10 Gb/s random bit streams, for a cumulative generation rate of 20 Gb/s . The system relies principally on chip-based optoelectronic components that could be integrated in a compact, economical package.

Citation:
X. Li, A. B. Cohen, T. E. Murphy and R. Roy, "Scalable parallel physical random number generator based on a superluminescent LED", Opt. Lett. 36(6) 1020-1022 (2011)
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Manuscript: Li_OL_36_1020_2011.pdf

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