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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 20360–20369

All-optical fast random number generator

Pu Li, Yun-Cai Wang, and Jian-Zhong Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 20360-20369 (2010)

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We propose a scheme of all-optical random number generator (RNG), which consists of an ultra-wide bandwidth (UWB) chaotic laser, an all-optical sampler and an all-optical comparator. Free from the electric-device bandwidth, it can generate 10Gbit/s random numbers in our simulation. The high-speed bit sequences can pass standard statistical tests for randomness after all-optical exclusive-or (XOR) operation.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 23, 2010
Published: September 9, 2010

Pu Li, Yun-Cai Wang, and Jian-Zhong Zhang, "All-optical fast random number generator," Opt. Express 18, 20360-20369 (2010)

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