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1 August 2007 Random bits from quantum jumps
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An effective and robust method for generating random bits from random time intervals between quantum jumps of optical field is proposed and experimentally tested with spontaneous switchings in a bistable vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser. This algorithm allows one to avoid the problem of biasing in the output bit stream as well as to obtain low correlation between generated bits. A comprehensive comparative statistical analysis of different methods of extraction of random bits from experimentally measured time intervals between spontaneous polarization switchings in a bistable vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser shows the advantage of the proposed method.
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V. N. Chizhevsky, D. B. Horoshko, D. I. Pustakhod, and S. Ya. Kilin "Random bits from quantum jumps", Proc. SPIE 6726, ICONO 2007: Physics of Intense and Superintense Laser Fields; Attosecond Pulses; Quantum and Atomic Optics; and Engineering of Quantum Information, 67263N (1 August 2007);

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