Vol. 52, Issue 1, pp. 51-66

Vol. 52 Issue 1 pp. 51-66

Compressed optical image encryption in the diffractive-imaging-based scheme by input plane and output plane random sampling

Shujia Wan, Qiong Gong, Hongjuan Wang, Shibang Ma, Yi Qin


diffractive-imaging-based encryption, compressive sensing, random sampling


The successful recovery of the plaintext in the simplified diffractive-imaging-based encryption (S-DIBE) scheme needs to record one intact axial intensity map as the ciphertext. By aid of compressive sensing, we propose here a new image encryption approach, referred to as compressed DIBE (C-DIBE), which allows further compression of the intensity map. The plaintext is sampled before being sent to DIBE. Afterwards, the intensity map recorded by the CCD camera is also processed by such sampling operation to generate the ciphertext. For decryption, we first obtain the sparse plaintext using the proposed phase retrieval algorithm, and then reobtain the primary plaintext from it via compressive sensing. Numerical results show that a proper proportion of the intensity map (e.g. 50%) is enough to totally recover a grayscale image. We achieve multiple-image encryption by space multiplexing without enlarging the size of the ciphertext. The robustness of C-DIBE against brute-force attack evidently outperforms S-DIBE due to the extended key space. Numerical simulation has been presented to confirm the proposal.

Vol. 52
Issue 1
pp. 51-66

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