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Speckle-correlation-based ciphertext-only attack on the double random phase encoding scheme
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Paper Abstract

The speckle correlation technique is applied to ciphertext-only attack (COA) on optical cryptosystem based on double random phase encoding. According to the inherent merits of speckle correlation, we have revealed a fact that the ciphertext’s autocorrelation is essentially identical to the plaintext’s own autocorrelation. Then, a plaintext image can be directly reconstructed from the autocorrelation of its corresponding ciphertext by employing a iterate phase-retrieval algorithm. This could then lead to a potential security flaw because an unauthorized user could directly retrieve the plaintext from an intercepted ciphertext by performing proposed COA approach. Meanwhile, a series of numerical simulations will also be provided to verify the validity and feasibility of our proposed COA method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10250, International Conference on Optical and Photonics Engineering (icOPEN 2016), 102502I (10 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2266736
Show Author Affiliations
Meihua Liao, Shenzhen Univ. (China)
Dajiang Lu, Shenzhen Univ. (China)
Wenqi He, Shenzhen Univ. (China)
Xiang Peng, Shenzhen Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10250:
International Conference on Optical and Photonics Engineering (icOPEN 2016)
Anand Krishna Asundi; Xiyan Huang; Yi Xie, Editor(s)

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