Performance of optical chaotic communication systems using multimode vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

Siu Fung Yu, P. Shum, N. Q. Ngo

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Influence of side modes on the performance of optical chaotic communication systems is studied theoretically. Three coding techniques, namely chaotic modulation, chaotic masking and chaotic shift keying, are also considered in the investigation. It can be shown that communication system using chaotic shift keying has better immunity to side mode. On the other hand, frequency division multiplexing using multimode vertical cavity surface emitting laser is proposed to double the transmission capacity of the communication system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-152
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Chaos
  • Encoded communication
  • Fiber propagation
  • Synchronization
  • Verical cavity surface emitting lasers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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