A duple watermarking strategy for multi-channel quantum images

A duple watermarking strategy for multi-channel quantum images Utilizing a stockpile of efficient transformations consisting of channel of interest, channel swapping, and quantum Fourier transforms, a duple watermarking strategy on multi-channel quantum images is proposed. It embeds the watermark image both into the spatial domain and the frequency domain of the multi-channel quantum carrier image, while also providing a quantum measurement-based algorithm to generate an unknown key that is used to protect the color information, which accompanies another key that is mainly used to scramble the spatial content of the watermark image in order to further safeguard the copyright of the carrier image. Simulation-based experiments using a watermark logo and nine building images as watermark image and carrier images, respectively, offer a duple protection for the copyright of carrier images in terms of the visible quality of the watermarked images. The proposed stratagem advances available literature in the quantum watermarking research field and sets the stage for the applications aimed at quantum data protection. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quantum Information Processing Springer Journals

A duple watermarking strategy for multi-channel quantum images

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Physics; Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics; Quantum Computing; Data Structures, Cryptology and Information Theory; Quantum Physics; Mathematical Physics
ISSN
1570-0755
eISSN
1573-1332
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11128-014-0912-x
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Abstract

Utilizing a stockpile of efficient transformations consisting of channel of interest, channel swapping, and quantum Fourier transforms, a duple watermarking strategy on multi-channel quantum images is proposed. It embeds the watermark image both into the spatial domain and the frequency domain of the multi-channel quantum carrier image, while also providing a quantum measurement-based algorithm to generate an unknown key that is used to protect the color information, which accompanies another key that is mainly used to scramble the spatial content of the watermark image in order to further safeguard the copyright of the carrier image. Simulation-based experiments using a watermark logo and nine building images as watermark image and carrier images, respectively, offer a duple protection for the copyright of carrier images in terms of the visible quality of the watermarked images. The proposed stratagem advances available literature in the quantum watermarking research field and sets the stage for the applications aimed at quantum data protection.

Journal

Quantum Information ProcessingSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 15, 2015

References

  • A two-tier scheme for greyscale quantum image watermarking and recovery
    Iliyasu, A; Le, P; Yan, F; Sun, B; Garcia, J; Dong, F; Hirota, K
  • A flexible representation of quantum images for polynomial preparation, image compression, and processing operations
    Le, P; Dong, F; Hirota, K
  • Lux color transform for mosaic image rendering
    Luthon, F; Beaumesnil, B; Dubois, N

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