We demonstrated a quantum random number generator based on the inherent randomness of photon number distributed in individual pulses, measured by using a silicon multi-pixel photon counter. The random bit generation efficiency reached over 40%.
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Y. Liang, M. Ren, E. Wu, G. Wu, and H. Zeng, "A quantum random number generator based on photon number resolving detection of successive photon pulses," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW4A.99.
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