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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1523–1530

Hybrid chaos-based communication system consisting of three chaotic semiconductor ring lasers

Nianqiang Li, Wei Pan, Shuiying Xiang, Bin Luo, Lianshan Yan, and Xihua Zou  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 7, pp. 1523-1530 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.001523


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Abstract

We report on the realization of a hybrid chaos-based communication scheme using three chaotic semiconductor ring lasers (SRLs). In this scheme, two slave SRLs (S-SRLs) are identically driven by a master SRL (M-SRL) subject to delayed optical feedback. Under proper conditions, the S-SRLs are completely synchronized with each other due to the symmetric operation, and they are also synchronized with the M-SRL through the injection-locking effect. The results also show that a message encrypted through chaos shift keying at the M-SRL end can be successfully decrypted by the two S-SRLs, while the two uncoupled S-SRLs allow for dual-channel chaos communication when both counterpropagating modes of one S-SRL are encoded with a message.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2013
Published: February 28, 2013

Citation
Nianqiang Li, Wei Pan, Shuiying Xiang, Bin Luo, Lianshan Yan, and Xihua Zou, "Hybrid chaos-based communication system consisting of three chaotic semiconductor ring lasers," Appl. Opt. 52, 1523-1530 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-7-1523


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