Quantum True Random Number Generator


Random numbers are typically necessary in everyday life: mobile communications, online payments, e-banking etc. In a time where almost everything can be done online, there is an unmet need for the generation of true random numbers at rates higher than 1 Gbit/sec. However, higher Gbits/sec are costly and are limited in outputs.


Exemplary embodiments of the present invention can provide a true random number generator. The exemplary true random number generator includes a light source configured to produce randomly distributed photons. Different detection channels then receive the randomly distributed photons, thus outputting an output signal for each of the channels, creating a genuine random generator.


-Higher effectiveness -Genuinely random


-Banking -Online markets -Credit cards -ATMs -Quantum based controls -Random number generators

Patent Status

Patent application submitted

Stage Of Development


Licensing Potential

Development partner,Commercial partner,Licensing

Licensing Status

Available for licensing

Additional Info


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Patent Information:
Case ID: R8823
For Information, Contact:
Donna Tumminello
Assistant Director
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Vera Gorfinkel
Dmytro Gudkov
Boris Gorbovitski