Broadband Balanced Homodyne Detector for High-Rate (>10 Gb/s) Vacuum-Noise Quantum Random Number Generation

ECOC 2021, Bordeaux, France, Sep. 2021, Tu.3G.6


Florian Honz, Dinka Milovancev, Nemanja Vokic, Christoph Pacher, and Bernhard Schrenk


We demonstrate a die-level balanced homodyne detector with a high quantum-to-classical noise clearance of 19.1dB over 3GHz bandwidth. We evaluate this receiver as a high-quality entropy source for random number generation at >10Gb/s and prove the functional integration of a classical 10Gb/s duobinary communication channel.

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