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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 5693–5700

Polarization encoding and multiplexing of two-dimensional signals: application to image encryption

Unnikrishnan Gopinathan, Thomas J. Naughton, and John T. Sheridan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 22, pp. 5693-5700 (2006)

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We discuss an optical system that encodes an input signal to a polarization state, using a spatial light modulator (SLM). Using two SLMs the optical system multiplexes two 2D signals in the polarization domain, and we demonstrate the multiplexing of two binary images. The encryption and decryption of two binary images using an xor operation is also presented.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: December 21, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2006

Unnikrishnan Gopinathan, Thomas J. Naughton, and John T. Sheridan, "Polarization encoding and multiplexing of two-dimensional signals: application to image encryption," Appl. Opt. 45, 5693-5700 (2006)

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