29 January 2018 Cloaking data in optical networks
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Abstract
Modern networks implement multi-layer encryption architecture to increase network security, stability, and robustness. We developed a new paradigm for optical encryption based on the strengths of optics over electronics and according to temporal optics principles. We developed a highly efficient all-optical encryption scheme for modern networks. Our temporal encryption scheme exploits the strength of optics over electronics. Specifically, we utilize dispersion together with nonlinear interaction for mixing neighboring bits with a private key. Our system encrypts the entire network traffic without any latency, encrypt the signal itself, exploit only one non- linear interaction, it is energetically efficient with low ecologic footprint, and can be added to current networks without replacing the hardware such as the lasers, the transmitters, the routers, the amplifiers or the receivers. Our method can replace current slow encryption methods or can be added to increase the security of existing systems. In this paper, we elaborate on the theoretical models of the system and how we evaluate the encryption strength with this numerical tools.
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Avi Klein, Shir Shahal, Gilad Masri, Hamootal Duadi, Moti Fridman, "Cloaking data in optical networks", Proc. SPIE 10559, Broadband Access Communication Technologies XII, 1055906 (29 January 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2286774; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2286774
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