Introduction: Fundamental Principles of Quantum Random Number Generation with Beam Splitters

  • Martin SudaEmail author
  • Gerald Dißauer
Part of the Quantum Science and Technology book series (QST)


This introduction describes one of the most important elements for the generation of quantum mechanical random numbers—the beam splitter (BS). A BS is a passive element to split light beams (e.g. laser beams) into two outgoing beams.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AITViennaAustria
  2. 2.A-SITViennaAustria

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