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We investigate theoretically the possibility of retrieving the value of the time delay of a semiconductor laser with an external optical feedback from the analysis of its intensity time series. When the feedback rate is moderate and the injection current set such that the laser relaxation-oscillation period is close to the delay, then the time-delay… (More)
We study numerically two distant unidirectionally coupled single-mode semiconductor lasers subject to coherent optical feedback. We show that two fundamentally different types of chaotic synchronization can occur depending on the strengths of the coupling and of the feedback of the receiver laser.
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… (More)
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… (More)
We propose an efficient and fast bit-multiplexed encryption scheme exploiting hyperchaotic regimes of a single nonlinear oscillator with multiple time-delay feedback loops. Each data stream is encrypted by digitally modulating the values of the various time delays and decrypted using chaos synchronization and cross-correlation measurements. We have… (More)
This paper reports the experimental investigation of two different approaches to random bit generation based on the chaotic dynamics of a semiconductor laser with optical feedback. By computing high-order finite differences of the chaotic laser intensity time series, we obtain time series with symmetric statistical distributions that are more conducive to… (More)
In this paper, we demonstrate the applicability of the OFDM multiple-access technique to optical chaos-based communications. We show that using an optoelectronic oscillator with multiple nonlinear delayed feedback loops, it is possible to transmit simultaneously multiple data streams with better spectral efficiency than a single stream.
We analyze theoretically the polarization dynamics in unidirectionally coupled vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). The master VCSEL is subject to an isotropic optical feedback. The slave VCSEL is subject to an orthogonal optical injection from the master VCSEL, i.e., only the linearly polarized mode orthogonal to the dominant linearly… (More)
We analyze theoretically the effect of polarization mode competition on the synchronization of two unidirectionally coupled vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). Chaos in the master laser is induced by delayed optical feedback, and the slave laser is subject to isotropic optical injection from the master VCSEL. We show that the synchronization… (More)
We numerically study the synchronization of two unidirectionally coupled single-mode semiconductor lasers in a master-slave configuration. The master laser is an external-cavity laser that operates in a chaotic regime while for the slave laser we consider two configurations. In the first one, the slave laser is also an external-cavity laser, subjected to,… (More)