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Frontiers in Optics
Orlando, Florida United States
October 6-10, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-55752-987-9
Optics and Photonics of Disordered Systems I (FM3C)

Secure key distribution using common-signal-induced synchronization in cascaded semiconductor lasers

Izumi Kakesu, Hayato Koizumi, Shinichiro Morikatu, Hiroki Aida, Takahiro Nozawa, Atsushi Uchida, Kazuyuki Yoshimura, Jun Muramatsu, and Peter Davis  »View Author Affiliations


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We experimentally investigate common-signal-induced synchronization in cascaded semiconductor lasers for the purpose of secure key distribution. We show that information-theoretic secure key distribution can be achieved using this system.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

I. Kakesu, H. Koizumi, S. Morikatu, H. Aida, T. Nozawa, A. Uchida, K. Yoshimura, J. Muramatsu, and P. Davis, "Secure key distribution using common-signal-induced synchronization in cascaded semiconductor lasers," in Frontiers in Optics 2013, I. Kang, D. Reitze, N. Alic, and D. Hagan, eds., OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper FM3C.6.

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