We present an experimental analysis of optical Physically Unclonable Functions enhanced using plasmonic metal nanoparticles in a Silicon on Insulator based integrated structure. We experimentally demonstrate the behavior of possible configurations of simple PUF structures defined only by the nanoparticle distribution. The devices show a promising response when tested with transverse magnetic polarized light. This response offers an easy-to-implement methodology to enhance the behavior of previously proposed optical PUFs. We additionally make a comprehensive analysis of the power, thermal, and polarization stability of the devices for possible side-channels attacks to the systems.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics