Encoded Reference Wave Security Holograms with Enhanced Features

Aggarwal, A.K. and Kaura , S.K. and Chhachhia, D.P. and Sharma, A.K. (2004) Encoded Reference Wave Security Holograms with Enhanced Features. Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, 6 (2). pp. 278-281. ISSN 1464-4258

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A simple and cost effective two-step method for making encoded reference wave security holograms with enhanced features, which are readable with an encoded key hologram, has been presented. In the final reading process, two spatially separated sharp focus spots (bright spots) emerge only when the security hologram is illuminated by the decoding, reconstructing beam, generated from the encoded key hologram. In addition these focused spots, upon divergence in the longitudinal direction, further generate variable interferometeric features, i.e. circular and linear interference fringe patterns contained respectively in them. Since the verification/identification pattern in these security holograms are variable interferometric features in addition to the spatially separated sharp focus spots, this type of security hologram is suitable for both visual as well as machine inspection. They can also be used as security codes for better protection against counterfeiting embossed holograms. Recording schemes for the formation of such security holograms and typical experimental results have been presented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experimental study ; Theoretical study ; Record key ; Image coding ; Holographic storage ; Security of data ; Encoding ; Holograms
Subjects: CSIO > Optics
Depositing User: Ms. Narinder Kaur
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2012 17:10
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 17:10
URI: http://csioir.csio.res.in/id/eprint/150

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