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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2185–2187

Dual encryption scheme of images using polarized light

A. Alfalou and C. Brosseau  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 13, pp. 2185-2187 (2010)

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We propose and analyze a dual encryption/decryption scheme, motivated by recent interest in polarization encoding. Compared to standard optical encryption methods, which are based on phase and amplitude manipulation, this encryption procedure relying on Mueller–Stokes formalism provides large flexibility in the key encryption design. The effectiveness of our algorithm is discussed, thanks to a numerical simulation of the polarization encryption/decryption procedure of a 256 gray-level image. Of additional special interest is the immunity of this encryption algorithm to brute force attacks.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(110.2960) Imaging systems : Image analysis
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: March 31, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2010
Published: June 22, 2010

A. Alfalou and C. Brosseau, "Dual encryption scheme of images using polarized light," Opt. Lett. 35, 2185-2187 (2010)

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