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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 394–403

Full-phase photon-counting double-random-phase encryption

Adam Markman and Bahram Javidi  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 394-403 (2014)

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We investigate a full-phase-based photon-counting double-random-phase encryption (PC-DRPE) method. A PC technique is applied during the encryption process, creating sparse images. The statistical distribution of the PC decrypted data for full-phase encoding and amplitude-phase encoding are derived, and their statistical parameters are used for authentication. The performance of the full-phase PC-DRPE is compared with the amplitude-based PC-DRPE method. The PC decrypted images make it difficult to visually authenticate the input image; however, advanced correlation filters can be used to authenticate the decrypted images given the correct keys. Initial computational simulations show that the full-phase PC-DRPE has the potential to require fewer photons for authentication than the amplitude-based PC-DRPE.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(150.0150) Machine vision : Machine vision
(100.4998) Image processing : Pattern recognition, optical security and encryption

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2013
Published: January 29, 2014

Adam Markman and Bahram Javidi, "Full-phase photon-counting double-random-phase encryption," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 394-403 (2014)

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