3 years ago

A Cryptographic Test of Quantumness and Certifiable Randomness from a Single Quantum Device.

Zvika Brakerski, Paul Christiano, Urmila Mahadev, Umesh Vazirani, Thomas Vidick

We give a protocol for producing certifiable randomness from a single untrusted quantum device that is polynomial-time bounded. The randomness is certified to be statistically close to uniform from the point of view of any computationally unbounded quantum adversary, that may share entanglement with the quantum device. The protocol relies on the existence of post-quantum secure trapdoor claw-free functions, and introduces a new primitive for constraining the power of an untrusted quantum device. We show how to construct this primitive based on the hardness of the learning with errors (LWE) problem, and prove that it has a crucial adaptive hardcore bit property. The randomness protocol can be used as the basis for an efficiently verifiable "test of quantumness", thus answering an outstanding challenge in the field.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1804.00640

DOI: arXiv:1804.00640v3

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