NTT Uses Laser Light Reflection For Super-Fast Encryption

Posted: Jun 28 2016, 5:04am CDT | by , Updated: Jun 28 2016, 5:23am CDT, in News | Latest Science News


NTT Uses Laser Light Reflection for Super-Fast Encryption
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Researchers at Japanese Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) found a new way to make encryption faster.

NTT's researchers found a way to use laser-light reflection in high speed data encryption. Random sequences of 0 and 1 are used in data encryption solutions. The random sequences are usually created with mathematical formulas.

A hacker could reverse engineer that formula by analyzing the data. Using something unpredictable such as a physical phenomena would make encryption much more secure. 

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) developed an encryption system based on a laser. The setup consists of semiconductor laser whose output light is reflected by a mirror and injected back into the laser.

The irregular and complex oscillation in the light is generating the random numbers at a staggering speed of 4 gigabits per second according to Japanese Nikkei.

NTT says that it will take a few years to make Laser Light reflection encryption a commercial product.

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