Abstract The communication using chaotic synchronization between two multi-mode Nd:YAG lasers has been investigated numerically. The digital communication using multi-mode chaotic lasers is quite different from that using single mode lasers. By introducing a short break between two adjacent bits in the communication scheme, the digital signals can be successfully encoded into the spiky pulses and decoded through the subtraction of receiver output from the transmitted. Even when the two multi-mode lasers are not synchronized perfectly with certain deviations, the encoded digits can still be decoded correctly.
Received: 12 September 2002
Revised: 20 October 2002
Published: 16 March 2005
(Optical communication systems, multiplexers, and demultiplexers?)