Applications of a quantum random number generator to simulations in condense matter physics
CovenanteeInstitut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO)
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
We study the importance of the quality of random numbers in Monte Carlo simulations of 2D Ising systems. Simulations are carried out at critical temperature to find the dynamic scaling law of the linear relaxation time. Our aim is to show that statistical correlations that appear in large Ising simulations performed with pseudorandom numbers can be corrected using a quantum random number generator (QRNG). To achieve high speeds and large systems, Ising lattices are simulated on a field programmable gate array (FPGA) with an optical QRNG.