Temporal Integration Based Visual Cryptography Scheme and Its Application

  • Wen WangEmail author
  • Feng Liu
  • Teng Guo
  • Yawei Ren
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10431)


Visual cryptography scheme (VCS) is an image secret sharing method which exploits the spatial responds characteristics of Human visual system (HVS). Applications of traditional OR and XOR based VCSs are seriously limited by the implementation carrier in practice. In this paper, we proposed a new kind of VCS which is implemented on modern display terminal of high refresh rates. Our approach exploits the temporal responds characteristics of HVS that light signals are temporal integrated into a single steady continuous one if the frequency exceeds critical fusion frequency (CFF). Furthermore, basing on the proposed VCS, we implement an information security display technology that can prevent unauthorized photography. Only authorized viewers can recover the secret information with the help of synchronized glass. While unauthorized viewers with naked eye or camera get nothing about the secret information. Experimental results show the effectiveness of proposed temporal integration based VCS and information security display technology.


Visual cryptography scheme Human visual system Critical fusion frequency Information security display 



Many thanks to the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments to improve our work. This work was supported by the National Key R&D Program of China with No. 2016YFB0800100, NSFC No. 61671448 and the Scientific Research Project of Beijing Municipal Educational Committee Grant No. 71E1610972.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Information Security, Institute of Information EngineeringChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Cyber SecurityUniversity of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.School of Information Science and TechnologyUniversity of International RelationsBeijingChina
  4. 4.School of Information ManagementBeijing Information Science and Technology UniversityBeijingChina

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