An encrypted optical memory system using double random phase codes in the Fresnel domain is proposed. In this system, two random phase codes and their positions form three-dimensional keys for encryption of images and are used as keys to recover the original data. The third dimension is the positions of the codes, which can have as many as three degrees of freedom. Original images encrypted by use of the two phase codes located in the Fresnel domain are stored holographically in a photorefractive material. We demonstrate in preliminary experiments encryption and decryption of optical memory in a LiNbO<sub>3</sub> :Fe photorefractive crystal by use of angular multiplexing.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
Osamu Matoba and Bahram Javidi, "Encrypted optical memory system using three-dimensional keys in the Fresnel domain," Opt. Lett. 24, 762-764 (1999)