Quantum Image Encryption Based on Henon Mapping

  • Nan Jiang
  • Xuan Dong
  • Hao Hu
  • Zhuoxiao Ji
  • Wenyin Zhang


Quantum image processing has great significance as a branch of quantum computing. This paper gives a quantum image encryption based on Henon mapping, which breaks away from the restriction of classical computers and does the work in quantum computers end to end, including the generation of the chaos sequence, the encryption and the decryption. The algorithm is based on the GQIR quantum image representation model and the two-dimensional Henon chaotic mapping. However, the decimal sequence generated by Henon mapping can not be directly applied to quantum computers. Hence, we reform the Henon mapping by binary shift. The quantum image is encrypted by being XORed with the quantum Henon mapping. Simulation experiments indicate that the encrypted image has good radomness and the pixel values are evenly distributed. Since the chaotic sequence itself is suitable for image encryption, coupled with its own quantum confidentiality, the encryption method of this paper is safe, convenient and reliable.


Quantum image processing Quantum image encryption Quantum computation Chaos encryption Henon mapping 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grants No. 61502016 and 61771230, the Joint Open Fund of Information Engineering Team in Intelligent Logistics under Grants No. LDXX2017KF152, and Shandong Provincial Key Research and Development Program under Grants No. 2017CXGC0701.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Information TechnologyBeijing University of TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Information Science and TechnologyLinyi UniversityLinyiChina
  3. 3.Beijing Key Laboratory of Trusted ComputingBeijingChina
  4. 4.National Engineering Laboratory for Critical Technologies of Information Security Classified ProtectionBeijingChina

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