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Optical Engineering

Phase-Only Image Reconstruction From Offset Fourier Data
Author(s): David C. Munson, Jr.; Jorge L. C. Sanz
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Paper Abstract

In a recent paper we investigated the problem of reconstructing the magnitude of a 2-D complex signal f from samples of the Fourier transform of f lying in a small region offset from the origin. The primary application of interest was synthetic aperture radar. We showed that high quality speckle reconstructions are possible so long as the phase of f is highly random. In this paper we explore the possibility of Fourier-offset reconstruction from just the phase of the Fourier transform. We provide and compare a large number of computer-simulated image reconstructions from phase plus magnitude, phase only (constant magnitude), magnitude only (zero phase), and magnitude plus quantized phase. A number of conclusions are drawn regarding Fourier offset phase-only reconstruction, and several topics are suggested for further research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 25(5) 255655 doi: 10.1117/12.7973880
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 25, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
David C. Munson, Jr., University of Illinois (United States)
Jorge L. C. Sanz, IBM Almaden Research Center (United States)

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