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Identification of artificial fingerprints using optical coherence tomography technique
Author(s): Yezeng Cheng; Kirill V. Larin
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Paper Abstract

Fingerprint recognition is widely used in the modern digital society and has become synonymous with reliable method of personal identification. However, artificial finger gummies with embedded fingerprints may easily spoof the current fingerprint system, which relies on the surface scanning of a finger. In this paper Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is applied to distinguish the artificial material, such as liquid silicone rubber and glue, as well as the real finger. Though the commercial fingerprint reader was easily spoofed by these artificial fingerprints, the OCT system easily detected them at all times.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6402, Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting II, 64020O (28 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.689133
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Yezeng Cheng, Univ. of Houston (United States)
Kirill V. Larin, Univ. of Houston (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6402:
Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting II
Colin Lewis; Gari P. Owen, Editor(s)

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