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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 15615–15627

Near infrared multifactor identification tags

Elisabet Pérez-Cabré, María S. Millán, and Bahram Javidi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 15615-15627 (2007)

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We propose a compact technique for encryption-verification that relies on the following elements: multifactor encryption, which permits the simultaneous verification of up to four factors; distortion-invariant ID tag for remote identification; near infrared (NIR) writing and readout of the ID tag signal for invisible transmission; and optical processor, based on joint transform pattern recognition by optical correlation, for automatic verification of information. A highly-reliable security system is obtained by joining the advantages of all these elements for the first time. A novel NIR ID tag is designed and built by using commonly available materials. The very ID tag content cannot be visually perceived at naked eye; it cannot be either copied, scanned, or captured by any conventional device. Experimental results based on the NIR ID tag are shown. The satisfactory results obtained demonstrate a new insight into the applications of the compact and efficient technique for high-secure identification systems.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.4550) Fourier optics and signal processing : Correlators
(070.5010) Fourier optics and signal processing : Pattern recognition
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: August 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2007
Published: November 9, 2007

Elisabet Pérez-Cabré, Maria S. Millán, and Bahram Javidi, "Near infrared multifactor identification tags," Opt. Express 15, 15615-15627 (2007)

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