Optical color image encryption based on an asymmetric cryptosystem in the Fresnel domain

Wen Chen, Xudong Chen

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Abstract

In recent years, optical color image encryption has attracted much attention in the information security field. Some approaches, such as digital holography, have been proposed to encrypt color images, but the previously proposed methods are developed based on optical symmetric cryptographic strategies. In this paper, we apply an optical asymmetric cryptosystem for the color image encryption instead of conventional symmetric cryptosystems. A phase-truncated strategy is applied in the Fresnel domain, and multiple-wavelength and indexed image methods are further employed. The security of optical asymmetric cryptosystem is also analyzed during the decryption. Numerical results are presented to demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed optical asymmetric cryptosystem for color image encryption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3913-3917
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Volume284
Issue number16-17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Asymmetric cryptosystem
  • Color image encryption
  • Indexed image
  • Multiple wavelengths
  • Optical image encryption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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