Ghost-secured imaging via pixel modulation of one phase-only mask

Wen Chen, Xudong Chen

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It is well known that in ghost imaging, a large number of random phase-only masks should be applied for generating a series of reference intensity patterns. Hence, it is always concerned that data storage or transmission might be tedious in some applications. In this paper, we report how only one random phaseonly mask should be pre-generated to be stored or transmitted for ghost-imaging-based optical encryption system with sufficiently guaranteed security. During optical encoding, a method, called pixel modulation, is developed and applied to sequentially modulate this random phase-only mask. Since pixel modulation strategy possesses high invisibility and randomness, high security is guaranteed in the proposed optical system. In addition, only one random phase-only mask and sparsely binary maps are stored or transmitted as principal keys for the decoding, hence potential problem in conventional optical security systems is effectively mitigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Optical and Photonic Engineering, icOPEN 2015
ISBN (Electronic)9781628416848
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Optical and Photonic Engineering, icOPEN 2015 - Singapore Expo, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 14 Apr 201516 Apr 2015


Conference3rd International Conference on Optical and Photonic Engineering, icOPEN 2015


  • Ghost-secured imaging
  • Phase modulation
  • Pixel modulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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