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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 39, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2000
  • pp: 6689–6694

Secure optical storage that uses fully phase encryption

Xiaodi Tan, Osamu Matoba, Tsutomu Shimura, Kazuo Kuroda, and Bahram Javidi  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 35, pp. 6689-6694 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.006689


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Abstract

A secure holographic memory system that uses fully phase encryption is presented. Two-dimensional arrays of data are phase encoded. Each array is then transformed into a stationary white-noise-like pattern by use of a random-phase mask located at the input plane and another at the Fourier plane. This encrypted information is then stored holographically in a photorefractive LiNbO3:Fe crystal. The original phase-encoded data can be recovered, by use of the two random-phase masks, with a phase-conjugate readout beam. This phase information can then be converted back to intensity information with an interferometer. Recording multiple images by use of angular multiplexing is demonstrated. The influence of a limited system bandwidth on the quality of reconstructed data is evaluated numerically. These computer simulation results show that a fully phase-based encryption system generally performs better than an amplitude-based encryption system when the system bandwidth is limited by a moderate amount.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(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

History
Original Manuscript: February 4, 2000
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2000
Published: December 10, 2000

Citation
Xiaodi Tan, Osamu Matoba, Tsutomu Shimura, Kazuo Kuroda, and Bahram Javidi, "Secure optical storage that uses fully phase encryption," Appl. Opt. 39, 6689-6694 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-35-6689

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