Mobile devices are a ubiquitous technology, and many researchers are trying to implement three-dimensional (3D) displays on mobile devices for a variety of applications. We investigate a method to store compressed and encrypted elemental images (EIs) used for 3D integral imaging displays in multiple quick-response (QR) codes. This approach allows user friendly access, readout, and 3D display with mobile devices. We first compress the EIs and then use double-random-phase encryption to encrypt the compressed image and store this information in multiple QR codes. The QR codes are then scanned using a commercial Smartphone to reveal the encrypted information, which can be decrypted and decompressed. We also introduce an alternative scheme by applying photon counting to each color channel of the EIs prior to the aforementioned compression and encryption scheme to generate sparsity and nonlinearity for improved compression and security. Experimental results are presented to demonstrate both 3D computational reconstruction and optical 3D integral imaging display with a Smartphone using EIs from the QR codes. This work utilizing compressed QR encoded EIs for secure integral imaging displays using mobile devices may enable secure 3D displays with mobile devices.
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