6-9 July 2015
Moscow, Troitsk
Europe/Moscow timezone
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Random Number Hardware Generator Using Geiger-Mode Avalanche Photo Detector


  • Dmitriy BEZNOSKO

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The main problems with existing hardware random number generators today are either low speed and/or prohibitively high cost. This presentation shows the physical concept and test results of sample data of the high-speed hardware true random number generator design based Hamamatsu MPPC photo sensor. Main features of this concept are the high speed of the true random numbers generation (tens of Mbt/s), miniature size and estimated lower production cost. This allows the use of such a device not only in large companies and government offices but for the end-user data cryptography, in classrooms, in scientific Monte-Carlo simulations, computer games and any other place where large number of true random numbers is required. The physics of the operations principle of using a Geiger-mode avalanche photo detector is briefly discussed and the high quality of the data collected is demonstrated.

Author's Institution

Nazarbayev University