In this paper, we propose a new method for color image coding and synthesis based on fractional Fourier transforms and wavelength multiplexing with digital holography. A color image is divided into three channels and each channel, in which the information is encrypted with different wavelength, fractional orders and random phase masks, is independently encrypted or synthesized. The system parameters are additional keys and this method would improve the security of information encryption. The images are fused or subtracted by phase shifting technique. The possible optical implementations for color image encryption and synthesis are also proposed with some simulation results that show the possibility of the proposed idea.
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