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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2013
  • pp: 6213–6219

Optical Hash function based on two-beam interference

Hongji Lai, Wenqi He, and Xiang Peng  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 25, pp. 6213-6219 (2013)

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An approach for constructing an optical Hash function, also known as a one-way cryptosystem, based on two-beam interference (OHF-TBI) is proposed. The purpose of this method is creating the “digital fingerprint” of any precoding message with arbitrary length. This approach consists of three steps, in which the main step is a one-way processing procedure with a compression mechanism. To achieve the function of one-way property and compressibility, we designed a cascaded process on the basis of the two-beam interference principle and phase-truncation operation. The performance of the mentioned OHF-TBI is verified by theoretical analysis and a set of numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(100.4998) Image processing : Pattern recognition, optical security and encryption

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: May 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2013
Published: August 23, 2013

Hongji Lai, Wenqi He, and Xiang Peng, "Optical Hash function based on two-beam interference," Appl. Opt. 52, 6213-6219 (2013)

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