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.
arXiv: 1103.2917Abstract: 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.