Single-lens Fourier-transform-based optical color image encryption using dual two-dimensional chaotic maps and the Fresnel transform.

Applied optics

PubMedID: 28157905

Su Y, Tang C, Li B, Chen X, Xu W, Cai Y. Single-lens Fourier-transform-based optical color image encryption using dual two-dimensional chaotic maps and the Fresnel transform. Appl Opt. 2017;56(3):498-505.
We propose an optical color image encryption system based on the single-lens Fourier transform, the Fresnel transform, and the chaotic random phase masks (CRPMs). The proposed encryption system contains only one optical lens, which makes it more efficient and concise to implement. The introduction of the Fresnel transform makes the first phase mask of the proposed system also act as the main secret key when the input image is a non-negative amplitude-only map. The two CRPMs generated by dual two-dimensional chaotic maps can provide more security to the proposed system. In the proposed system, the key management is more convenient and the transmission volume is reduced greatly. In addition, the secret keys can be updated conveniently in each encryption process to invalidate the chosen plaintext attack and the known plaintext attack. Numerical simulation results have demonstrated the feasibility and security of the proposed encryption system.