International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 57, Issue 9, pp 2904–2919 | Cite as

Quantum Image Compression-Encryption Scheme Based on Quantum Discrete Cosine Transform

  • Xiao-Zhen Li
  • Wei-Wei Chen
  • Yun-Qian WangEmail author


To obtain higher encryption efficiency and to realize the compression of quantum image, a quantum gray image encryption-compression scheme is designed based on quantum cosine transform and 5-dimensional hyperchaotic system. The original image is compressed by the quantum cosine transform and Zigzag scan coding, and then the compressed image is encrypted by the 5-dimensional hyperchaotic system. The proposed quantum image encryption-compression algorithm has larger key space and higher security, since the employed 5-dimensional hyperchaotic system has more complex dynamic behavior, better randomness and unpredictability than the low-dimensional hyper-chaotic system. Simulation and theoretical analyses show that the proposed quantum image encryption-compression scheme is superior to the corresponding classical image encryption scheme in term of efficiency and security.


5D hyper-chaotic system Zigzag scan coding Quantum discrete cosine transform Quantum image compression Quantum image encryption 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61462061) and the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangxi Province (Grant No. 20151BAB207002).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information EngineeringNanchang UniversityNanchangChina

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