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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 3 — Mar. 10, 2011
  • pp: 031404–

2.87-Gb/s random bit generation based on bandwidth-enhanced chaotic laser

Yingying Zhang, Jianzhong Zhang, Mingjiang Zhang, and Yuncai Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 031404- (2011)

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We experimentally demonstrate a fast random bit generator (RBG) based on bandwidth-enhanced chaotic laser from an optical feedback laser diode with optical injection. The bandwidth-enhanced chaotic signal is sampled and converted to a binary sequence in real time without the need of programming for off-line processing. Multi-rate bit sequences, with the fastest rate of up to 2.87 Gb/s, are obtained with verified randomness.

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(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

Yingying Zhang, Jianzhong Zhang, Mingjiang Zhang, and Yuncai Wang, "2.87-Gb/s random bit generation based on bandwidth-enhanced chaotic laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 031404- (2011)

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