Analysis of Fingerprint Recognition Characteristics Based on New CGH Direct Comparison Method and Nonlinear Joint Transform Correlator

  • Jeong, Man-Ho (Department of Laser & Optical Information Engineering, Cheongju University)
  • Received : 2009.09.23
  • Accepted : 2009.12.03
  • Published : 2009.12.25


Fingerprint recognition using a joint transform correlator (JTC) is the most well-known technology among optical fingerprint recognition methods. The JTC method optically compares the reference fingerprint image with the sample fingerprint image then examines match or non-match by acquiring a correlation peak. In contrast to the JTC method, this paper presents a new method to examine fingerprint recognition by producing a computer generated hologram (CGH) of those two fingerprint images and directly comparing them. As a result, we present some parameters to show that fingerprint recognition capability of the CGH direct comparison method is superior to that of the JTC method.


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