Publication details

Device-independent randomness extraction from an arbitrarily weak min-entropy source

Authors

BOUDA Jan PAWLOWSKI Marcin PIVOLUSKA Matej PLESCH Martin

Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Phys. Rev. A
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Citation
Web http://journals.aps.org/pra/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevA.90.032313
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.90.032313
Field Informatics
Keywords Device independence; Randomness extraction
Description Expansion and amplification of weak randomness play a crucial role in many security protocols. Using quantum devices, such procedure is possible even without trusting the devices used, by utilizing correlations between outcomes of parts of the devices. We show here how to extract random bits with an arbitrarily low bias from single arbitrarily weak min-entropy block source in a device independent setting. To do this we use Mermin devices that exhibit super-classical correlations. The number of devices used scales polynomially in the length of the random sequence n. Our protocol is robust, it can tolerate devices that malfunction with probability decreasing polynomially in n at the cost of minor increase in the number of devices used.
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