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Least-squares phase estimation with wrapped measurements and branch points

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Cristi, Roberto
Axtell, Travis W.
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Wave-front sensing
Atmospheric turbulence
Turbulence
Phase unwrapping
Synthetic aperture radar
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2013-11
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2013-11
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A nonorthogonal model for 2D signals with rotational components is presented, which enables estimation of phase values from observations of its local gradients. In this research, the rotational components are caused by the presence of branch points, which indicates phase wrapping. Using the proposed model, the phase is estimated using standard least-squares or recently proposed wavelet techniques by processing a linear combination of the wrapped observed gradients and the curl generated by phase wrapping.
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, Volume 30, No. 11, pp. 2225-2236 (November 2013)
The article of record as published may be located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.30.002225
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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