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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 5 — Mar. 3, 2008
  • pp: 3383–3396

Secure communication in fiber optic systems via transmission of broad-band optical noise

O. Buskila, A. Eyal, and M. Shtaif  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 5, pp. 3383-3396 (2008)

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We propose a new scheme for data encryption in the physical layer. Our scheme is based on the distribution of a broadband optical noise-like signal between Alice and Bob. The broadband signal is used for the establishment of a secret key that can be used for the secure transmission of information by using the one-time-pad method. We characterize the proposed scheme and study its applicability to the existing fiber-optics communications infrastructure.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4785) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical security and encryption

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 6, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2008
Published: February 28, 2008

O. Buskila, A. Eyal, and M. Shtaif, "Secure communication in fiber optic systems via transmission of broad-band optical noise," Opt. Express 16, 3383-3396 (2008)

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