In India, announced a "revolutionary" invention of scientists working in the structures of DRDO - Defense Research and Development Organization. Reports say that a group of scientists in Mumbai, commissioned by the military, managed to create a quantum random number generator with conversion to binary code. According to the Indian press, until now it was believed that it was impossible to create a generator of "ideal randomness" by the known methods.
To begin with, about the reason why such studies were ordered by the defense structure. The fact is that the use of a quantum random number allows you to bring data exchange to a completely different level of security. We are talking, among other things, about cryptography - methods of encrypting certain data.
Using the generation of the so-called "true" random number (in this case, the quantum version) allows you to create "keys" to protect information during its transmission. In addition, when using this generation, the capabilities of robotics and artificial intelligence are significantly increased. That is why such studies are of interest to the military. Speaking about promising military technology, the use of robotic platforms based on artificial intelligence is increasingly mentioned.
The QRNG random number generation technology developed in the Mumbai laboratory has an important feature. It also allows you to translate this information into a binary sequence familiar to computer technology at high speed. A speed of about 150 kbit / s with the so-called post-processing of data - at the initial stages of testing is named.
From the message of Indian scientists:
QRNG is based on the principle that if a single photon hits a balanced beam splitter, it will randomly occupy any of the beam splitter's output paths. The path taken by the photon is random, the randomness is converted into a sequence of binary digits called bits.
The Defense Research and Development Organization of India announced that it has successfully tested the technology for transmitting data using quantum "keys" over a 12 km fiber optic link.
In addition to military goals, this development also has broad "civilian" prospects - including in the field of financial data protection - for example, performing secure banking operations, creating "super passwords", developing artificial intelligence in managing large amounts of data.