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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 2007
  • pp: 6623–6635

Fast and robust three-dimensional best path phase unwrapping algorithm

Hussein S. Abdul-Rahamn, Munther A. Gdeisat, David R. Burton, Michael J. Lalor, Francis Lilley, and Christopher. J. Moore  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 26, pp. 6623-6635 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.006623


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Abstract

What we believe to be a novel three-dimensional (3D) phase unwrapping algorithm is proposed to unwrap 3D wrapped-phase volumes. It depends on a quality map to unwrap the most reliable voxels first and the least reliable voxels last. The technique follows a discrete unwrapping path to perform the unwrapping process. The performance of this technique was tested on both simulated and real wrapped-phase maps. And it is found to be robust and fast compared with other 3D phase unwrapping algorithms.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.2650) Image processing : Fringe analysis
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

ToC Category:
Image Processing

History
Original Manuscript: April 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2007
Published: September 7, 2007

Citation
Hussein S. Abdul-Rahman, Munther A. Gdeisat, David R. Burton, Michael J. Lalor, Francis Lilley, and Christopher J. Moore, "Fast and robust three-dimensional best path phase unwrapping algorithm," Appl. Opt. 46, 6623-6635 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-26-6623


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