QUAntum SAfe Randomness
The generation of random numbers is of fundamental importance for applications related to information technology and for scientific simulations. Concerning information technology, all cryptographic protocols are based on the availability of private random numbers and any predictability on their generation can weaken the protocol. Concerning scientific simulations, their accuracy and reliability is related to the quality of random numbers used to generate arbitrary initial conditions.
Unlike algorithm-based generators (the so called Pseudo-Random Generators), Quantum Random Number Generators (QRNGs) are based on quantum mechanical principles: the intrinsic randomness of quantum measurements is at the basis of QRNGs.
The objectives of QUASAR are:
- the development of new theoretical and experimental methods for the realization of ultra-fast and secure QRNGs;
- their implementation by photonic integrated systems towards miniaturization and market exploitation;
- the use of the generated numbers for scientific simulations and cryptographic applications.
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