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Multi-Gigahertz Encrypted Communication Using Electro-Optical Chaos Cryptography

by Gastaud Gallagher, Nicolas Hugh

Abstract (Summary)
Chaotic dynamics are at the center of multiple studies to perfect encrypted communication systems. Indeed, the particular time evolution nature of chaotic signals constitutes the fundamentals of their application to secure telecommunications. The pseudo random signal constitutes the carrier wave for the communication. The information coded on the carrier wave can be extracted with knowledge of the system dynamic evolution law. This evolution law consists of a second-order delay differential equation in which intervene the various parameters of the physical system setup. The set of precise parameter values forms the key, in a cryptographic sense, of the encrypted transmission. This thesis work presents the implementation of an experimental encryption system using chaos. The optical intensity of the emitter fluctuates chaotically and serves as carrier wave. A message of small amplitude, hidden inside the fluctuations of the carrier wave, is extracted from the transmitted signal by a properly tuned receiver. The influence of the message modulation format on the communication quality both in the back to back case and after propagation is investigated numerically.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Fekri, Faramaz; Feamster, Nicholas; McLaughlin, Steven W.; Williams, Douglas B.; Malassenet, Fran├žois J.; Chang, Gee-Kung

School:Georgia Institute of Technology

School Location:USA - Georgia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:electrical and computer engineering

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Date of Publication:10/16/2007

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