The present paper shows possible ways to design monolithic Quantum Random Number Generators ( QRNGs) in a standard CMOS technology. While all commercial QRNGs based on SPAD technology use an external light as main source of entropy, in the present implementation silicon-based photon sources are used. This approach allows the integration of monolithic QRNGs paving the way towards miniaturized and low-cost devices. Moreover, being the QRNG realized in a standard CMOS technology, in perspective, it can potentially be embedded in secure microprocessor. In the paper we show that the proposed approach is compact, produces a minimum event rate of about 1kHz, possibly extended in case of the implementation of multi-QRNGs working in parallel.

Towards low cost monolithic QRNGs / Massari, N; Zou, Y; Garcia, Mm; Parmesan, L; Tontini, A; Mazzucchi, S; Leone, N; Azzini, S; Pavesi, L; Herrmann, I; Strohm, T. - 12133:(2022), p. 20. ((Intervento presentato al convegno SPIE Photonics Europe tenutosi a Strasbourg nel 3-7/04/2022 [10.1117/12.2621617].

Towards low cost monolithic QRNGs

Zou, Y;Tontini, A;Mazzucchi, S;Leone, N;Azzini, S;Pavesi, L;
2022-01-01

Abstract

The present paper shows possible ways to design monolithic Quantum Random Number Generators ( QRNGs) in a standard CMOS technology. While all commercial QRNGs based on SPAD technology use an external light as main source of entropy, in the present implementation silicon-based photon sources are used. This approach allows the integration of monolithic QRNGs paving the way towards miniaturized and low-cost devices. Moreover, being the QRNG realized in a standard CMOS technology, in perspective, it can potentially be embedded in secure microprocessor. In the paper we show that the proposed approach is compact, produces a minimum event rate of about 1kHz, possibly extended in case of the implementation of multi-QRNGs working in parallel.
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Massari, N; Zou, Y; Garcia, Mm; Parmesan, L; Tontini, A; Mazzucchi, S; Leone, N; Azzini, S; Pavesi, L; Herrmann, I; Strohm, T
Towards low cost monolithic QRNGs / Massari, N; Zou, Y; Garcia, Mm; Parmesan, L; Tontini, A; Mazzucchi, S; Leone, N; Azzini, S; Pavesi, L; Herrmann, I; Strohm, T. - 12133:(2022), p. 20. ((Intervento presentato al convegno SPIE Photonics Europe tenutosi a Strasbourg nel 3-7/04/2022 [10.1117/12.2621617].
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