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Novel Image Encryption based on Quantum Walks

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Quantum computation has achieved a tremendous success during the last decades. In this paper, we investigate the potential application of a famous quantum computation model, i.e., quantum walks (QW) in image encryption. It is found that QW can serve as an excellent key generator thanks to its inherent nonlinear chaotic dynamic behavior. Furthermore, we construct a novel QW-based image encryption algorithm. Simulations and performance comparisons show that the proposal is secure enough for image encryption and outperforms prior works. It also opens the door towards introducing quantum computation into image encryption and promotes the convergence between quantum computation and image processing.

UOW Authors


  •   Xu, Peng (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Yang, Y. G., Pan, Q. X., Sun, S. J., & Xu, P. (2015). Novel Image Encryption based on Quantum Walks. Scientific Reports, 5. doi:10.1038/srep07784

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84922902165

Web Of Science Accession Number


Volume


  • 5

Abstract


  • Quantum computation has achieved a tremendous success during the last decades. In this paper, we investigate the potential application of a famous quantum computation model, i.e., quantum walks (QW) in image encryption. It is found that QW can serve as an excellent key generator thanks to its inherent nonlinear chaotic dynamic behavior. Furthermore, we construct a novel QW-based image encryption algorithm. Simulations and performance comparisons show that the proposal is secure enough for image encryption and outperforms prior works. It also opens the door towards introducing quantum computation into image encryption and promotes the convergence between quantum computation and image processing.

UOW Authors


  •   Xu, Peng (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Yang, Y. G., Pan, Q. X., Sun, S. J., & Xu, P. (2015). Novel Image Encryption based on Quantum Walks. Scientific Reports, 5. doi:10.1038/srep07784

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84922902165

Web Of Science Accession Number


Volume


  • 5