Ghost imaging for three-dimensional optical security

Wen Chen, Xudong Chen

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Ghost imaging has become increasingly popular in quantum and optical application fields. Here, we report three-dimensional (3D) optical security using ghost imaging. The series of random phase-only masks are sparsified, which are further converted into particle-like distributions placed in 3D space. We show that either an optical or digital approach can be employed for the encoding. The results illustrate that a larger key space can be generated due to the application of 3D space compared with previous works.
Original languageEnglish
Article number221106
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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