Title

Unclonable Optical Fiber Identification Based on Rayleigh Backscattering Signatures

Abstract

We report a concept of using Rayleigh backscattering signature based unclonable optical fiber identification (OFID) for security-based applications. Due to the inherent manufacturing features of optical fibers, the random Rayleigh backscattering pattern within an optical fiber can be used for identification. We also experimentally demonstrated the OFID idea. Cross correlation in the spatial domain and encoding techniques are applied to verify the authenticity of OFID. Also, it has been demonstrated that the proposed OFID device can survive the high-temperature harsh environment. This robust, reliable, and flexible OFID method has great potential for a variety of applications, such as security, recognition, encryption, identification, and authentication. .

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sponsor(s)

University of Missouri Research Board
Missouri University of Science and Technology. Materials Research Center
Missouri University of Science and Technology. Intelligent Systems Center

Comments

This work was supported in part by the University of Missouri Research Board, in part by the Materials Research Center at Missouri S&T, and in part by the ISC Center Postdoc Matching Funds at Missouri S&T.

Keywords and Phrases

Authentication; Backscattering; Fiber optic sensors; Fibers; Frequency domain analysis; Network security; Optical fibers; Rayleigh scattering; Cross correlations; Encoding techniques; Fiber identifications; Harsh environment; Manufacturing features; Optical reflection; Optical security; Rayleigh backscattering; Cryptography; Encryption

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0733-8724

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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