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Pure-phase iteratively generated Fourier hologram as a security mark
Author(s): Pawel J. Stepien; Remigiusz Gajda
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Paper Abstract

Optically recorded Fourier holograms readable by special laser detectors are frequently used as 'hidden' elements on optically variable devices (OVDs) used for security purpose. However, they are not difficult to identify and reproduce in holographic laboratory. In this paper we propose the use of the phase only computer generated Fourier hologram for security purposes. Its main feature is a possibility of recording a referenceless Fourier hologram which may form a nonsymmetric image. Such an element may be viewed even in the sunlight and it is impossible to manufacture it using standard analog holographic techniques. To obtain the best quality the hologram should be calculated using iterative Fourier-transform algorithm (IFTA) and manufactured using multiple-phase-step or continuous-phase technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2659, Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence Techniques, (15 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.235468
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Pawel J. Stepien, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Remigiusz Gajda, Holografia Polska Sp.z o.o. (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2659:
Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence Techniques
Rudolf L. van Renesse, Editor(s)

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