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    Introducing secure modes of operation for optical encryption

    Naughton, Thomas J. and Hennelly, Bryan M. and Dowling, Tom (2008) Introducing secure modes of operation for optical encryption. Journal of the the Optical Society of America A, 25 (10). pp. 2608-2617. ISSN 1084-7529

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    We analyze optical encryption systems using the techniques of conventional cryptography. All conventional block encryption algorithms are vulnerable to attack, and often they employ secure modes of operation as one way to increase security. We introduce the concept of conventional secure modes to optical encryption and analyze the results in the context of known conventional and optical attacks. We consider only the optical system “double random phase encoding,” which forms the basis for a large number of optical encryption, watermarking, and multiplexing systems. We consider all attacks proposed to date in one particular scenario. We analyze only the mathematical algorithms themselves and do not consider the additional security that arises from employing these algorithms in physical optical systems.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Postprint version of article. The definitive version of this article is avaialable at © 2008 Optical Society of America
    Keywords: Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical security and encryption, 100.4998 Image processing : Pattern recognition, optical security and encryption, 070.2580 Fourier optics and signal processing; Paraxial wave optics; Fourier optics and signal processing; Data processing by optical means;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 5783
    Depositing User: Dr. Bryan Hennelly
    Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2015 16:59
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the the Optical Society of America A
    Publisher: Optical Society of America
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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