We present the first, to our knowledge, demonstration of an encrypted optical storage based on double-random phase encoding by using angular multiplexing in a photorefractive material. Original two-dimensional data are encrypted by use of two random phase codes located in the input and the Fourier planes and are then stored holographically in a LiNbO<sub>3</sub>:Fe crystal. The retrieval of the original data can be achieved with a phase-conjugated readout scheme. We demonstrate the encryption and the decryption of multiple frames of two-dimensional digital data by using angular multiplexing. We also evaluate numerically the influence of the bandwidth of the optical system on the decrypted digital data. The bit error rate as a function of the optical system bandwidth is presented.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
Osamu Matoba and Bahram Javidi, "Encrypted Optical Storage with Angular Multiplexing," Appl. Opt. 38, 7288-7293 (1999)