Key-space analysis of double random phase encryption technique

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Title: Key-space analysis of double random phase encryption technique
Authors: Monaghan, David S.
Gopinathan, Unnikrishnan
Naughton, Thomas J.
Sheridan, John T.
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Date: 10-Sep-2007
Online since: 2011-11-28T16:37:52Z
Abstract: We perform a numerical analysis on the double random phase encryption/decryption technique. The key-space of an encryption technique is the set of possible keys that can be used to encode data using that technique. In the case of a strong encryption scheme, many keys must be tried in any brute-force attack on that technique. Traditionally, designers of optical image encryption systems demonstrate only how a small number of arbitrary keys cannot decrypt a chosen encrypted image in their system. However, this type of demonstration does not discuss the properties of the key-space nor refute the feasibility of an efficient brute-force attack. To clarify these issues we present a key-space analysis of the technique. For a range of problem instances we plot the distribution of decryption errors in the key-space indicating the lack of feasibility of a simple brute-force attack.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Journal: Applied Optics
Volume: 46
Issue: 26
Start page: 6641
End page: 6647
Copyright (published version): 2007 Optical Society of America
Subject LCSH: Data encryption (Computer science)
Numerical analysis
Image processing--Digital techniques
DOI: 10.1364/AO.46.006641
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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