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18 September 2018 Secure free space communication with vortex beams
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Abstract
Security is an increasingly important issue in modern communication. We propose a concept for secure detection of vortex beams in free space optics (FSO). The transmitted signal is composed of a Gaussian beam together with a low powered vortex beam. For each vortex mode, we select the detectors with the maximum received power for the particular signal, depending on the spatial distribution probability of the signal beam. Eavesdroppers have no way of knowing which patterns are relevant for the transmitted signal. We perform a numerical calculation for maximal signal detection and security. Applications include l free space communication.
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Judy Kupferman and Shlomi Arnon "Secure free space communication with vortex beams", Proc. SPIE 10770, Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans VII, 1077004 (18 September 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2321023
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