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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2016–2018

Spectrally efficient multiplexing of chaotic light

D. Rontani, A. Locquet, M. Sciamanna, and D. S. Citrin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 12, pp. 2016-2018 (2010)

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We numerically demonstrate multiplexing and demultiplexing of two distinct chaotic optical signals with strongly overlapped spectra, which are generated by mutually coupled external-cavity semiconductor lasers. Demultiplexing is performed by complete chaos synchronization, while the lasers at the receiving end are optically injected with the same multiplexed signal that couples the emitters together. Such a configuration could lead to spectrally efficient chaos-based optical encryption and decryption of multiple data streams.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 2010
Published: June 9, 2010

D. Rontani, A. Locquet, M. Sciamanna, and D. S. Citrin, "Spectrally efficient multiplexing of chaotic light," Opt. Lett. 35, 2016-2018 (2010)

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