Random Number Hardware Generator Using Geiger-Mode Avalanche Photo Detector
- Dmitriy BEZNOSKO
- Dmitriy BEZNOSKO (Nazarbayev University)
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.