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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1997–2008

Statistical properties of phase-shift algorithms

C. Rathjen  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 12, Issue 9, pp. 1997-2008 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.12.001997


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Abstract

Statistical properties of phase-shift algorithms are investigated for the case of additive Gaussian intensity noise. Based on a bivariate normal distribution, a generally valid probability-density function for the random phase error is derived. This new description of the random phase error shows properties that cannot be obtained through Gaussian error propagation. The assumption of a normally distributed phase error is compared with the derived probability-density function. For small signal-to-noise ratios the assumption of a normally distributed phase error is not valid. Additionally, it is shown that some advanced systematic-error-compensating algorithms have a disadvantageous effect on the random phase error.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: September 19, 1994
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 1995
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 1995
Published: September 1, 1995

Citation
C. Rathjen, "Statistical properties of phase-shift algorithms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 12, 1997-2008 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-12-9-1997

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