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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1663–1665

Integrity of semiconductor laser chaotic communications to naïve eavesdroppers

R. J. Jones, S. Sivaprakasam, and K. A. Shore  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 22, pp. 1663-1665 (2000)

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The integrity of a chaotic encoding technique based on an external-cavity semiconductor laser transmitter–receiver system is experimentally examined. A semiconductor laser placed in the transmission path of the system is used to represent an eavesdropper intercepting a chaotic communication. The eavesdropper is able to obtain a copy of the transmission but is unable to decode the message. A chaotic communication system based on external-cavity semiconductor lasers is seen therefore to be secure against this form of interception.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(270.3100) Quantum optics : Instabilities and chaos

R. J. Jones, S. Sivaprakasam, and K. A. Shore, "Integrity of semiconductor laser chaotic communications to naïve eavesdroppers," Opt. Lett. 25, 1663-1665 (2000)

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