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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2391–2393

Optical encryption based on computational ghost imaging

Pere Clemente, Vicente Durán, Víctor Torres-Company, Enrique Tajahuerce, and Jesús Lancis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 14, pp. 2391-2393 (2010)

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Ghost imaging is an optical technique in which the information of an object is encoded in the correlation of the intensity fluctuations of light. The computational version of this fascinating phenomenon emulates, offline, the optical propagation through the reference arm, enabling 3D visualization of a complex object whose transmitted light is measured by a bucket detector. In this Letter, we show how computational ghost imaging can be used to encrypt and transmit object information to a remote party. Important features, such as key compressibility and vulnerability to eavesdropping, are experimentally analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(100.4998) Image processing : Pattern recognition, optical security and encryption

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: January 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2010
Published: July 8, 2010

Pere Clemente, Vicente Durán, Víctor Torres-Company, Enrique Tajahuerce, and Jesús Lancis, "Optical encryption based on computational ghost imaging," Opt. Lett. 35, 2391-2393 (2010)

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