Fourier optical cryptosystem using complex spatial modulation

T. Sarkadi, P. Koppa

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Our goal is to enhance the security level of a Fourier optical encryption system. Therefore we propose a Mach-Zehnder interferometer based encryption setup. The input data is organized in a binary array, and it is encoded in the two wave fronts propagated in the arms of the interferometer. Both input wave fronts are independently encrypted by Fourier systems, hence the proposed method has two encryption keys. During decryption, the encrypted wave fronts are propagated through the interferometer setup. The interference pattern of the output shows the reconstructed data in cases where the correct decryption Fourier keys are used. We propose a novel input image modulation method with a user defined phase parameter. We show that the security level of the proposed cryptosystem can be enhanced by an optimally chosen phase parameter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014051
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2014
Event4th International School and Conference on Photonics, PHOTONICA 2013 - Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: Aug 26 2013Aug 30 2013


  • optical data encryption
  • optical data processing
  • optical data storage
  • optics in computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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