Quantum Random Number Generation Using a Quanta Image Sensor

Emna Amri, ID Quantique
Yacine Felk, ID Quantique
Damien Stucki, ID Quantique
Jiaju Ma, Dartmouth College
Eric R. Fossum, Dartmouth College


A new quantum random number generation method is proposed. The method is based on the randomness of the photon emission process and the single photon counting capability of the Quanta Image Sensor (QIS). It has the potential to generate high-quality random numbers with remarkable data output rate. In this paper, the principle of photon statistics and theory of entropy are discussed. Sample data were collected with QIS jot device, and its randomness quality was analyzed. The randomness assessment method and results are discussed.