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Multiwavelength Absolute Phase Retrieval from Noisy Diffractive Patterns: Wavelength Multiplexing Algorithm

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Original languageEnglish
Article number719
Number of pages19
JournalApplied Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


We study the problem of multiwavelength absolute phase retrieval from noisy diffraction patterns. The system is lensless with multiwavelength coherent input light beams and random phase masks applied for wavefront modulation. The light beams are formed by light sources radiating all wavelengths simultaneously. A sensor equipped by a Color Filter Array (CFA) is used for spectral measurement registration. The developed algorithm targeted on optimal phase retrieval from noisy observations is based on maximum likelihood technique. The algorithm is specified for Poissonian and Gaussian noise distributions. One of the key elements of the algorithm is an original sparse modeling of the multiwavelength complex-valued wavefronts based on the complex-domain block-matching 3D filtering. Presented numerical experiments are restricted to noisy Poissonian observations. They demonstrate that the developed algorithm leads to effective solutions explicitly using the sparsity for noise suppression and enabling accurate reconstruction of absolute phase of high-dynamic range.


  • absolute phase retrieval, complex domain imaging, complex domain sparsity, demosaicing of diffractive pattern, phase imaging, photon-limited imaging, robustness of phase retrieval, WAVE-FRONT RECONSTRUCTION, DIGITAL HOLOGRAPHIC MICROSCOPY, SPATIAL LIGHT-MODULATOR, ILLUMINATION WAVELENGTHS, SPECTRAL CHARACTERISTICS, INTERFEROMETRY, OPTIMIZATION, REDUCTION, AMPLITUDE, ACCURACY

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