Employing Bessel-Gaussian Beams to Improve Physical-Layer Security in Free-Space Optical Communications
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Opt Sci
Univ Arizona, Dept Elect & Comp Engn
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CitationT. Wang, J. A. Gariano and I. B. Djordjevic, "Employing Bessel-Gaussian Beams to Improve Physical-Layer Security in Free-Space Optical Communications," in IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 1-13, Oct. 2018, Art no. 7907113. doi: 10.1109/JPHOT.2018.2867173
JournalIEEE PHOTONICS JOURNAL
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AbstractPhysical-layer security in free-space optical communications channels can be compromised when an eavesdropper performs optical beam-splitting attacks over an atmospheric channel. Previous simulations have shown that Laguerre-Gaussian orbital angular momentum-carrying beams can provide higher secrecy capacities compared to that of ordinary Gaussian beams. In this paper, we determine if Bessel-Gaussian beams can provide further improvement over their corresponding Laguerre-Gaussian counterparts. Using computer simulations and experiments with spatial light modulators, an increase in secrecy capacity of 10 to 30 bits/sec/Hz in the weak to medium turbulence regimes is demonstrated. This verifies that Bessel-Gaussian beams have more resiliency to atmospheric turbulence effects than Laguerre-Gaussian beams. Furthermore, research on optimizing the quality of these beams can help to realize a practical system for more secure communications.
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SponsorsONR MURI program [N00014-13-1-0627]