We propose a secure communication scheme based on anticipating synchronization of two chaotic laser diodes, one subject to incoherent optical feedback and the other to incoherent optical injection. This scheme does not require fine tuning of the optical frequencies of both lasers as is the case for other schemes based on chaotic laser diodes subject to coherent optical feedback and injection. Our secure communication scheme is therefore attractive for experimental investigation.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
F. Rogister, A. Locquet, D. Pieroux, M. Sciamanna, O. Deparis, P. Mégret, and M. Blondel, "Secure communication scheme using chaotic laser diodes subject to incoherent optical feedback and incoherent optical injection," Opt. Lett. 26, 1486-1488 (2001)