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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 5 — Feb. 27, 2012
  • pp: 5547–5556

Complementary computer generated holography for aesthetic watermarking

Christophe Martinez, Olivier Lemonnier, Fabien Laulagnet, Alain Fargeix, Florent Tissot, and Marie Françoise Armand  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 5547-5556 (2012)

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We present herein an original solution for the watermarking of holograms in binary graphic arts without unaesthetic diffractive effect. It is based on the Babinet principle of complementary diffractive structures adapted to Lohmann-type computer generated holograms. We introduce the concept and demonstrate its interest for anti-counterfeiting applications with the decoding of a hidden data matrix. A process of thermal lithography is used for the manufacturing of binary graphic arts containing complementary computer generated holograms.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography

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Original Manuscript: October 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2011
Published: February 22, 2012

Christophe Martinez, Olivier Lemonnier, Fabien Laulagnet, Alain Fargeix, Florent Tissot, and Marie Françoise Armand, "Complementary computer generated holography for aesthetic watermarking," Opt. Express 20, 5547-5556 (2012)

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