Optical image encryption using a jigsaw transform for silhouette removal in interference-based methods and decryption with a single spatial light modulator

Pramod Kumar, Joby Joseph, Kehar Singh

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Abstract

Interference-based optical encryption schemes have an inherent silhouette problem due to the equipollent nature of the phase-only masks (POMs) generated using an analytical method. One of the earlier methods suggested that removing the problem by use of exchanging process between two masks increases the computational load. This shortcoming is overcome with a noniterative method using the jigsaw transformation (JT) in a single step, with improved security because the inverse JT of these masks, along with correct permutation keys that are necessary to decrypt the original image. The stringent alignment requirement of the POMs in two different arms during the experiment is removed with an alternative method using a single spatial light modulator. Experimental results are provided to demonstrate the decryption process with the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1805-1811
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Optics
Volume50
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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