Ultrahigh-Speed Random Number Generation Based on a Chaotic Semiconductor Laser

I. Reidler, Y. Aviad, M. Rosenbluh, I. Kanter
2009 Physical Review Letters  
The fluctuating intensity of a chaotic semiconductor laser is used for generating random sequences at rates up to 12:5 Gbits=s. The conversion of the fluctuating intensity to a random bit sequence can be implemented in either software or hardware and the overall rate of generation is much faster than any previously reported random number generator based on a physical mechanism. The generator's simplicity, robustness, and insensitivity to control parameters should enable its application to tasks
more » ... of secure communication and calculation procedures requiring ultrahigh-speed generation of random bit sequences.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.103.024102 pmid:19659208 fatcat:fptlowscg5dkbfa4ieczotktoi