SafeMark: Optical Security Label for Anti-counterfeit, Data Encryption & Storage
Technology Transfer & Commercialisation

SafeMark: Optical Security Label for Anti-counterfeit, Data Encryption & Storage

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SafeMark: Optical Security Label for Anti-counterfeit, Data Encryption & Storage

A multi-layered optical security device (has a resonant waveguide grating (RWG) layer on an under layer having a hologram. The RWG layer has plural RWGs for generating one or more patterns. Each RWG has the first and second RWG portions, with diffraction gratings of different grating periods, for light coupling-in and coupling-out, respectively. Using the RWGs minimizes interference to a holographic image generated by the under layer. This advantage is especially useful when the holographic image carries digital data such as in digital holographic encryption where an encrypted hologram is used in the under layer. The digital data may contain biometric information such as a fingerprint. In each RWG portion of an individual RWG, scattering elements in a grating are curved to thereby enhance an angular tolerance in azimuthal angle during observing the patterns by an observer while the individual RWG is still selective in elevation angle.