We propose a new method for image encryption based on Hartley transforms that is a real transform and can be realized by spatially incoherent or coherent illumination. The proposed optical implementation is based on a Michelson-type interferometer in which the pure random intensity is distributed at the Hartley plane in encryption. Computer simulations prove it is possible. A Hartley hologram method is also given and described to resolve the sign ambiguity problem that would be encountered in image reconstruction.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
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