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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 732609, 12 pages
Research Article

Key Distribution and Changing Key Cryptosystem Based on Phase Retrieval Algorithm and RSA Public-Key Algorithm

1State Key Laboratory of Tunable Laser Technology Research, Institute of Optic-Electronics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
2College of Mathematics, Physics and Information Engineering, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, China
3School of Psychology, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China

Received 24 May 2015; Revised 15 June 2015; Accepted 18 June 2015

Academic Editor: Payman Jalali

Copyright © 2015 Tieyu Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The optical image encryption has attracted more and more researchers’ attention, and the various encryption schemes have been proposed. In existing optical cryptosystem, the phase functions or images are usually used as the encryption keys, and it is difficult that the traditional public-key algorithm (such as RSA, ECC, etc.) is used to complete large numerical key transfer. In this paper, we propose a key distribution scheme based on the phase retrieval algorithm and the RSA public-key algorithm, which solves the problem for the key distribution in optical image encryption system. Furthermore, we also propose a novel image encryption system based on the key distribution principle. In the system, the different keys can be used in every encryption process, which greatly improves the security of the system.