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Work item: X.1702 (ex X.qrng-a)
Status: Approved on 2019-11-13 
Approval process: AAP
Type of work item: Recommendation
Version: New
Provisional name: X.qrng-a
Equivalent number: -
Timing: -
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Subject/title: Quantum noise random number generator architecture
Summary: Draft Recommendation ITU-T X.qrng-a defines a generic functional architecture of a quantum entropy source, a common method to estimate and validate the entropy of a noise source under evaluation, and a common method to specify randomness extractors when they are part of the implemented system. In contrast to the causal nature of classical physics, the inherently probabilistic nature of quantum physics is particularly suited to implement noise sources with an entropy that can be estimated based on information theory. However, there are not yet any existing standards that explicitly distinguish between noise sources based on quantum physics and classical physics. This Recommendation is an add-on to existing noise or entropy source standards that allow specification of whether the noise source under evaluation is based on quantum physics or not.
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Base text(s):
Zhangchao Ma, Editor
Hao Qin, Editor
Dong-Hi Sim, Editor
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Last update: 2019-11-29 15:11:02