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Computer generated hologram for phase-only optical encryption
Author(s): Tien Viet Vu; Nam Kim; Sang-Keun Gil; Jun-Won An; Eun-Kyong Kim
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Paper Abstract

An improved image encryption/decryption approach is proposed. In the encryption system, a binary amplitude image is encoded in the Fourier domain. Then, the encoded image is scrambled with a random binary phase image to produce the encrypted image. Both the encoding and encryption processes are done electronically. The encrypted image is stored in an encrypted phase mask of which the transmittance is proportional to the phase components of that image. In the decryption process, the encrypted phase mask is optically descrambled with another phase mask which has the transmittance identical to phase components of the random image used in the encryption process. The descrambled field is inversely Fourier transformed by a Fourier lens in order to reproduce the original image. The simplicity and the misalignment free characteristics are the most significant advantages of our method. The Fourier encoding process using an optimization algorithm with iteration technique is discussed in detail. The effect of noise on the quality of the decrypted image is investigated. The innovation of the system is demonstrated through simulations. The most critical issue of our technique is that the encryption process requires an optimization search which consumes some computation time so that the system is expected to be applied for unreal-time applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6488, Practical Holography XXI: Materials and Applications, 648813 (20 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.700342
Show Author Affiliations
Tien Viet Vu, Chungbuk National Univ. (South Korea)
Nam Kim, Chungbuk National Univ. (South Korea)
Sang-Keun Gil, Suwon National Univ. (South Korea)
Jun-Won An, Prism Tek, Chungbuk National Univ. (South Korea)
Eun-Kyong Kim, Yonsei Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6488:
Practical Holography XXI: Materials and Applications
Roger A. Lessard; Hans I. Bjelkhagen, Editor(s)

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