We develop a regularized phase-tracking (RPT) technique to unwrap phase maps. The phase maps that can be unwrapped with this new method may be bounded by arbitrarily shaped boundaries. Moreover, the RPT unwrapper has a higher noise robustness than previously reported phase-unwrapping schemes.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
(100.2650) Image processing : Fringe analysis
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
Manuel Servin, Jose Luis Marroquin, Daniel Malacara, and Francisco Javier Cuevas, "Phase Unwrapping with a Regularized Phase-Tracking System," Appl. Opt. 37, 1917-1923 (1998)