Optical image hiding using double-phase retrieval algorithm based on nonlinear cryptosystem under vortex beam illumination

Xiaogang Wang, Wen Chen, Xudong Chen

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We propose a novel optical image hiding method based on a double-phase retrieval algorithm (DPRA) using iterative nonlinear double random phase encoding (NDRPE) in Fresnel domain under illumination of an optical vortex (OV) beam. The NDRPE-based DPRA is initially extended from the Fourier transform into the Fresnel domain, which makes the system more flexible and more compact. The proposed method has a faster convergence speed compared to its counterparts based on the linear double random phase encoding (LDRPE). A higher level of security also has been achieved by taking an OV mode as the illumination beam. Simulation results demonstrate the feasibility and security of the proposed approach.
Original languageEnglish
Article number035704
JournalJournal of Optics (United Kingdom)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • image hiding
  • optical encryption
  • phase retrieval
  • vortex beam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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