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Quantum statistical testing of a quantum random number generator
Author(s): Travis S. Humble
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Paper Abstract

The unobservable elements in a quantum technology, e.g., the quantum state, complicate system verification against promised behavior. Using model-based system engineering, we present methods for verifying the operation of a prototypical quantum random number generator. We begin with the algorithmic design of the QRNG followed by the synthesis of its physical design requirements. We next discuss how quantum statistical testing can be used to verify device behavior as well as detect device bias. We conclude by highlighting how system design and verification methods must influence effort to certify future quantum technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9225, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XII, 922509 (8 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2060846
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Travis S. Humble, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9225:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XII
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih; Keith S. Deacon, Editor(s)

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