Double random phase encoding using phase reservation and compression

Wen Chen, Xudong Chen

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In recent years, various studies have been conducted to illustrate the vulnerability of double random phase encoding (DRPE). In this paper, we propose a novel method via phase reservation and compression to enhance DRPE security. Only a compressed phase distribution is available in the CCD plane, and the amplitude component is not available or requested for optical decryption. Since only noise-like distributions can be obtained by using the correct security keys during optical decryption, a nonlinear correlation algorithm is further applied for authenticating the decrypted image. It is demonstrated that valid conditions for attack algorithms are broken and high security can be achieved for the DRPE system.
Original languageEnglish
Article number025402
JournalJournal of Optics (United Kingdom)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • double random phase encoding
  • information authentication
  • optical encryption and decryption
  • phase compression
  • phase reservation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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