We propose to apply optical steganography to public differential phase-shift keying (DPSK) transmission by transmitting a stealth amplitude-modulated signal through a DPSK link. The secretly transmitted signal is temporally stretched with chirped fiber-Bragg gratings (CFBGs), and therefore, can be hidden under public DPSK signals. The stealth signal is successfully recovered and detected asynchronously, without clock synchronization with the transmitter.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Asynchronous detection
- differential phase-shift keying (DPSK)
- optical steganography