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Development of an Ultra-Fast, Integrated, Certified Secure Quantum Random Number Generator for applications in Science and Information Technology

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Project "UFICS-QRNG" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 183˙454 €
 EC max contribution 183˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-SE
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-04-01   to  2019-03-31


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 Project objective

The objective of this SE action is the development of an innovative quantum random number generator (Q-RNG). This device will represent an important shift forward in the current panorama of physical RNG. In fact, it will meet simultaneously three requirements: being Ultra-Fast, Integrated, Certified Secure. The UFICS-QRNG will be developed with an SE action that will last 24 months. The researcher, that has matured a relevant expertise in the field of QRNGs, will join the Quantum Information Group at the Toshiba Research Laboratories (TREL) based in Cambridge, UK. These laboratories are worldwide known for cutting edge research in Quantum Optics and Quantum Information. The project starting point will be a fast QRNG prototype, recently developed by TREL. During the action, the researcher will develop a theoretical model to certify the randomness of the generator and will implement an integrated hardware. The UFICS-QRNG will be characterized by an unprecedented level of security. Besides the theoretical model, which will account for all the side information sources that might weaken the generator unpredictability, the device will feature a self-testing protocol, for the continuous monitoring of the entropy. The hardware will be designed to be compatible with other systems and the compliant with the standards. Security, generation rate at Gigabit/s and the possibility of integration in servers and computers, will make the UFICS-QRNG suitable for a variety of applications in Science and Information Technology, which range from experiments of fundamental physics to simulation and cryptographic applications. In the latter case, the UFICS-QRNG will represent the best answer to the lack of physical RNGs able to substitute the unsecure pseudo-RNGs. Given the peculiarity of TREL, an industrial institution that produces high impact scientific works, the researcher will benefit of a unique training, with the possibility to develop a professional profile at the highest levels.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 P. R. Smith, D. G. Marangon, M. Lucamarini, Z. L. Yuan, A. J. Shields
Simple source device-independent continuous-variable quantum random number generator
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9926, DOI: 10.1103/physreva.99.062326
Physical Review A 99/6 2019-09-16
2018 D. G. Marangon, A. Plews, M. Lucamarini, J. F. Dynes, A. W. Sharpe, Z. L. Yuan, A. J. Shields
Long term test of a fast and compact Quantum Random Number Generator
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 0733-8724, DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2018.2841773
Journal of Lightwave Technology 2019-09-16
2019 Thomas Roger, Taofiq Paraiso, Innocenzo De Marco, Davide G. Marangon, Zhiliang Yuan, Andrew J. Shields
Real-time interferometric quantum random number generation on chip
published pages: B137, ISSN: 0740-3224, DOI: 10.1364/josab.36.00b137
Journal of the Optical Society of America B 36/3 2019-09-16
2019 Taofiq K. Paraïso, Innocenzo De Marco, Thomas Roger, Davide G. Marangon, James F. Dynes, Marco Lucamarini, Zhiliang Yuan, Andrew J. Shields
A modulator-free quantum key distribution transmitter chip
published pages: , ISSN: 2056-6387, DOI: 10.1038/s41534-019-0158-7
npj Quantum Information 5/1 2019-09-16

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