Giant fiber lasers: A new paradigm for secure key distribution

Jacob Scheuer*, Amnon Yariv

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Abstract

We propose and analyze a new concept for secure key distribution based on establishing laser oscillations between the sender and receiver. Compared to quantum mechanics based systems, our scheme allows for significantly higher key-establishing rates and longer ranges. By properly designing the laser structure, it is possible to increase the difficulty of eavesdropping almost arbitrarily, thus making our scheme an intriguing alternative and a complementary technology to quantum key-distribution systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number140502
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume97
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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