Structuring and Securing Data with Holography—A Holistic Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Cornelia DenzEmail author


Holography is known on the one hand as an optical technique to realize full three-dimensional images of objects, being as well versatile and beautiful. On the other hand, holography can also be employed for data storage, thereby allowing to implement novel and highly secure data encryption techniques. Combining three-dimensional storage and data encryption in a single hologram is especially suited for applications where delicate items need to be protected from forgery as luxury goods, counterfeit notes, or tax or customs declarations. It is this latter area of holographic document safety that attracts the interest and is a vital research field of physicists, information scientists and information systems scientists. In this contribution, I will describe pioneering work in this field of holographic security marking for international fraud protection.


Holographic data storage Digital data security Forgery and counterfeit protection 


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  1. 1.University of MünsterMünsterGermany

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