During the early 1990s, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology learned to control the chaotic fluctuations in light intensity produced by certain laser systems. In 1994, Rajarshi Roy and K. Scott Thornburg of Georgia Tech showed for the first time that two chaotic lasers could be sychronized. At that time, they suggested potential communications-related applications for the work.
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