8 October 2014 Quantum statistical testing of a quantum random number generator
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The unobservable elements in a quantum technology, e.g., the quantum state, complicate system verification against promised behavior. Using model-based system engineering, we present methods for verifying the operation of a prototypical quantum random number generator. We begin with the algorithmic design of the QRNG followed by the synthesis of its physical design requirements. We next discuss how quantum statistical testing can be used to verify device behavior as well as detect device bias. We conclude by highlighting how system design and verification methods must influence effort to certify future quantum technologies.
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Travis S. Humble, Travis S. Humble, "Quantum statistical testing of a quantum random number generator", Proc. SPIE 9225, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XII, 922509 (8 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2060846; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2060846


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