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TELECOM: Close-loop three-laser scheme for chaos-encrypted message transmission

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Close-loop three-laser scheme for chaos-encrypted message transmission


DOI: 10.1007/s11082-010-9435-6

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Annovazzi-Lodi, V., Aromataris, G., Benedetti, M. et al. Opt Quant Electron (2010) 42: 143. doi:10.1007/s11082-010-9435-6


In this paper, we numerically evaluate private data transmission using a three-laser scheme, consisting of a pair of twin semiconductor lasers, driven to chaos by delayed optical feedback in a short cavity, and optically injected by a third chaotic laser which forces them to synchronize. This laser is selected with different internal parameters with respect to the twin pair, so that the emissions of the synchronized, matched lasers, are highly correlated, whereas their correlation with the driver is low. The digital message modulates the emission of the transmitter, as in a standard Chaos Modulation scheme. Message recovery is then obtained by subtracting, from the transmitted chaos-masked message, the chaos, locally generated by the synchronized receiver laser. Simulations have been performed with the Lang-Kobayashi model, and, in view of application to private transmission, we have investigated the effect of the parameter mismatch, between transmitter and receiver, on message recovery. A preliminary experimental evaluation has been also performed using specially designed InP integrated modules.


Optical chaosChaos synchronizationCommunication systemsPrivate transmission






SCOTT’S PATENTED LI-FI LIGHT-CASTING PHONE GETS TO BE A BIG DEAL! Scientists have set a new record for data transmission using li-fi Sorry, wi-fi. BEC CREW  

Back in November, a wireless technology called li-fi made a splash, proving to be 100 times faster than average wi-fi speeds in its first 'real world' tests. Unlike wi-fi, which is based on radio frequencies, li-fi uses a much faster system based on visual light, and researchers in Saudi Arabia have just developed a lightbulb that can transmit data more than 40 times faster than any existing li-fi devices. The invention of li-fi has been credited to Scottish communications expert Harald Haas from the University of Edinburgh, when he demonstrated for the first time back in 2011 that by flickering the light from a single light-emitting diode (LED), he could transmit far more data than a cellular tower. The technology is based on something called Visible Light Communication (or VLC), which piggy-backs on visible light frequencies between 400 and 800 terahertz (THz). Using these light frequencies, li-fi works like an incredibly complex form of Morse code - by flicking an LED on and off at extreme speeds imperceptible to the human eye, you can write and transmit data in binary code. Imagine having smart LEDs installed in your home and office ceilings that can wirelessly connect to your computers, phones, printers, and air-conditioning units as they illuminate the space. lifi environment In November last year, a team from the Estonian tech company, Velmenni, managed to take this technology out of the lab for the first time, and when they tested it in offices and industrial environments in their local area, achieved speeds of 224 gigabits per second. Not only was that 100 times faster than average wi-fi speeds at the time, it’s the equivalent of 18 movies of 1.5 GB each being downloaded every single second. Now times that by 40.
Researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have figured out how to take li-fi to the next level, by setting a brand new speed limit. Many VLC devices rely on LEDs that produce white light. These devices work by taking blue diodes and combining them with phosphorous, and some of the resulting radiation is converted into red and green light. As we learned in primary school, if you combine red, green, and blue light, you get white, and that’s how LED lights illuminate our houses and phone and laptop displays. "VLC using white light generated in this way is limited to about 100 million bits per second," says one of the team, electrical engineer Boon Ooi. As Daniel Oberhaus explains for Motherboard, the reason for this limit is the fact that the time it takes to convert this blue light into white light takes longer than how quickly an LED light can be turned on and off. This effectively limits LED-based li-fi devices to a maximum bandwidth of about 12 megahertz (MHz). "The rate at which the light can turn on and off is important, because this is the method that the LED light uses to communicate," says Oberhaus. "By turning on and off faster than the eye can see, the LED communicates in binary code with a receiver - the faster this transition happens, the greater the bandwidth, which dictates how much information can be conveyed." Ooi and his team decided to use something completely different for their li-fi lightbulb - they’re based theirs on nanocrystals of caesium lead bromide, combined with a solution of nitride phosphor. When illuminated by a blue laser light, the nanocrystals emit some green light, while the nitride emits red light, and - you guessed it - we have white light. The team reports that their new device can produce this reaction at a frequency of 491 Megahertz, and can transmit data at a rate of 2 billion bits per second - that's 40 times faster than the absolute limit using phosphorus. To make things fair, they will have to demonstrate this achievement in a 'real-world' setting, like the Estonian researchers did last year, but li-fi might have just gotten a whole lot more awesome before it’s even started.

Perovskite Nanocrystals as a Color Converter for Visible Light Communication

Solar and Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center and Photonics Laboratory, Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
ACS Photonics, 2016, 3 (7), pp 1150–1156
DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00187
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Visible light communication (VLC) is an emerging technology that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or laser diodes for simultaneous illumination and data communication. This technology is envisioned to be a major part of the solution to the current bottlenecks in data and wireless communication. However, the conventional lighting phosphors that are typically integrated with LEDs have limited modulation bandwidth and thus cannot provide the bandwidth required to realize the potential of VLC. In this work, we present a promising light converter for VLC by designing solution-processed CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) with a conventional red phosphor. The fabricated CsPbBr3 NC phosphor-based white light converter exhibits an unprecedented modulation bandwidth of 491 MHz, which is ∼40 times greater than that of conventional phosphors, and the capability to transmit a high data rate of up to 2 Gbit/s. Moreover, this perovskite-enhanced white light source combines ultrafast response characteristics with a high color rendering index of 89 and a correlated color temperature of 3236 K, thereby enabling dual VLC and solid-state lighting functionalities.



NETWORKING: Free atmospheric broadcasting of radio, TV and teletext with laser radiation

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Title:   Free atmospheric broadcasting of radio, TV and teletext with laser radiation
Authors:   Tsitomeneas, Stefanos; Voglis, Evangelos
Affiliation:   AA(TEI of Piraeus, Greece), AB(TEI of Piraeus, Greece)
Publication:   Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 3423, p. 276-280 . (SPIE Homepage)
Publication Date:   07/1998
Origin:   SPIE
Abstract Copyright:   (c)  SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
DOI:   10.1117/12.316599
Bibliographic Code:   1998SPIE.3423..276T


The point to point telecommunication in the atmosphere with laser signals using the existing optoelectronic technology is an option of the modern communications design. An optical link is strong depending on the optoelectronic hardware parameters and to the topology or to the environment of the applications area. Many laser-links are already fabricated for use in military or in commercial applications. Main advantages are the freedom from licenses, the RFI-EMI immunity, the wide bandwidth and the information security. Main disadvantages are the atmospheric steady and variable attenuation, the radiation hazards and in some cases the material cost. Based on this know-how we describe in this paper the more important broadcasting parameters of radio- TV-teletext programs with laser beams, starting from the atmospheric transmission influence, continuing with a laser selection guide and with some broadcasting electronic techniques and ending with the proposed modification of a coherent laser-link to a new active receiver system which fulfill normal or special laser broadcasting options. Possible applications of our study may be the point to multi-point optical communications for local pay TV, the allocation of optical bands for broadcasting, the radii of cellular laser broadcasting, the simulcasting with laser and RF carriers, the implementations of an interactive Radio and TV, etc.





Public Technology Electro-Optics Multi-Media Demonstrations

What happens when you give a legion of engineers a whole mountain in the middle of San Francisco?…

 ...They beam light, audio and video to over two million people….just for fun! Take 148 crew, one mountain, a city center with 7 million people around it and more candle-power than many small cities have and you get the first outdoor urban light concerts!

Viewed By Millions

You could see the events, hear the events on the radio, transduce audio from the light and transduce basic video from the light. It was one of the first mass broadcasts using light as the delivery platform. If you were close enough, you could feel the sound. Satellites could see the event. Since 1976, Scott and his Teams have been making the sky more interesting, for young and old.

Scott designed and produced the Coit Tower light display using the first SkyTracker quad head auto-motorized searchlights ever shown by Pichel Industries.   

OUR SKY SPECTACULARS have one goal for the viewer. They want to say: “Hey, See this mountain, ocean, desert or cityscape? You thought it was only limited to this experience…right?.. but look! Now it has become more. Just like this mountain, YOU are only limited by YOUR imagination..Be MORE, Live With Creativity, Broaden YOUR horizons..Nothing is static… FLY!” Armed with lasers, arc luminaries, walls of L.E.D.’s and decades of concert, architectural and large-format presentation multi-media skills, THE SYMPHONY LIGHT ORCHESTRA TEAM brings the impossible to light:  

As the “Laserist” in the San Francisco Symphony, the Banzai’s installed and maintained an exotic electro-optics display in a large theater/auditorium for the “John William’s Star Wars Concert” and the “1812 Overture Spectacular” with the San Francisco Symphony.