Securing data networks using optical signal processing

Mable P. Fok, Konstantin Kravtsov, Yanhua Deng, Zhenxing Wang, Ting Wang, Paul Richard Prucnal

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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate the use of optical signal processing to enhance the security of data networks. Optical steganography is used to inhibit the observation and analysis of data traffic. With the use of optical CDMA, service interruption is prevented in the presence of infrastructure attacks. The soft blocking capability provides protection paths without the need of permanently reserving the bandwidth. Optical CDMA also provides a large size of code set that reduces the probability of interception of the secure signal by an eavesdropper. Finally, all-optical data encryption is demonstrated that prevents side-channel attacks and enables real-time encryption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 International Conference on Photonics in Switching, PS 2008
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 International Conference on Photonics in Switching, PS 2008 - Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Duration: Aug 4 2008Aug 7 2008

Publication series

Name2008 International Conference on Photonics in Switching, PS 2008

Other

Other2008 International Conference on Photonics in Switching, PS 2008
CountryJapan
CitySapporo, Hokkaido
Period8/4/088/7/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Network security
  • Optical code division multiple access
  • Optical encryption
  • Optical signal processing
  • Optical steganography

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    Fok, M. P., Kravtsov, K., Deng, Y., Wang, Z., Wang, T., & Prucnal, P. R. (2008). Securing data networks using optical signal processing. In 2008 International Conference on Photonics in Switching, PS 2008 [4804182] (2008 International Conference on Photonics in Switching, PS 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/PS.2008.4804182