We propose and demonstrate an optical watermarking scheme using a digital holographic technique. The holographic watermark is constructed by an off-axis diffuse-type hologram and embedded into a cover image with appropriate weighting. Detection of the hidden mark is optically implemented using a VanderLugt correlator with the watermarked matched filter. Detected correlation is spatially separable and avoids interference from the cover image.
- Digital holography
- Optical correlators
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics