Synchronization of spatiotemporal semiconductor lasers and its application in color image encryption
2011 (English)In: Optics Communications, ISSN 0030-4018, E-ISSN 1873-0310, Vol. 284, no 9, 2278-2291 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Optical chaos is a topic of current research characterized by high-dimensional nonlinearity which is attributed to the delay-induced dynamics, high bandwidth and easy modular implementation of optical feedback. In light of these facts, which add enough confusion and diffusion properties for secure communications, we explore the synchronization phenomena in spatiotemporal semiconductor laser systems. The novel system is used in a two-phase colored image encryption process. The high-dimensional chaotic attractor generated by the system produces a completely randomized chaotic time series, which is ideal in the secure encoding of messages. The scheme thus illustrated is a two-phase encryption method, which provides sufficiently high confusion and diffusion properties of chaotic cryptosystem employed with unique data sets of processed chaotic sequences. In this novel method of cryptography, the chaotic phase masks are represented as images using the chaotic sequences as the elements of the image. The scheme drastically permutes the positions of the picture elements. The next additional layer of security further alters the statistical information of the original image to a great extent along the three-color planes. The intermediate results during encryption demonstrate the infeasibility for an unauthorized user to decipher the cipher image. Exhaustive statistical tests conducted validate that the scheme is robust against noise and resistant to common attacks due to the double shield of encryption and the infinite dimensionality of the relevant system of partial differential equations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 284, no 9, 2278-2291 p.
Semi conductor laser, Spatiotemporal chaos, Synchronization, Image cryptography, Chaotic sequences, Chaotic phase mask
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-104459DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2010.12.077ISI: 000288527500005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-104459DiVA: diva2:823725