We proposed a novel architecture for optical image encryption based on interference between two polarized wavefronts. A polarization-selective diffractive optical element is employed to generate the desired polarized wavefronts by modulating the incident polarized light beam. The encryption algorithm for this new method is simple and does not need iterative encoding. Numerical simulation is performed to demonstrate the validity of this new proposed method.

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Bashaw, M. C.

Fainman, Y.

Ford, J. E.

Heanue, J. F.

Hesselink, L.

Itoh, M.

Javidi, B.

Liu, S.

Matoba, O.

Mi, Q.

Ran, Q.

Refregier, P.

Tyan, R.-C.

Urquhart, K.

Wang, B.

Xu, F.

Yatagai, T.

Yoshikawa, N.

Zhang, Y.

Zhu, B.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Effective function of a polarization-selective DOE: PBS’s, polarizing beam splitters; M’s, mirrors.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Schematic of the optical image decryption setup.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a). The original image for encryption, (b). decryption image with the matched polarization-selective DOE, and (c) the surface-relief pattern of the polarization-selective DOE.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a). Dependence of RE on wavelength, (b) Dependence of RE on deviation ratio of polarization-selective DOE surface-relief depth.

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Φo =2π(no1)dλ ,
Φe =2π(ne1)dλ ,
Φo=φo+2pπ ,
Φe=φe+2 ,
φo+2p π=2π(no1)dλ ,
φe+2q π=2π(ne1)dλ .
φo+2p π+δp=2π(no1)dλ ,
φe+2q π+δq=2π(ne1)dλ ,
d=λ[φo+2pπ+δp]2π(no1) =λ[φe+2qπ++δq]2π(ne1) .
o=mn =omn exp [i2πrandmn] ,
o mn = {exp(iφo)} + {exp(iφe)} ,
exp (iφo) =Qexp (iφe) .
Qexp (iφe) 2 = Q exp (iφe) Q
exp ( i φe ) * =1,
φo =arg (Q)±arccos[abs(Q)2];
φo =arg[Qexp(iφo)] ;
R E =Σm=1NΣn=1Nrmno'mn2Σm=1NΣn=1No'mn2 ,