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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 2 — Jan. 23, 2006
  • pp: 456–473

Primary and secondary superresolution by data inversion

Charles L. Matson and David W. Tyler  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 456-473 (2006)

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Superresolution by data inversion is the extrapolation of measured Fourier data to regions outside the measurement bandwidth using postprocessing techniques. Here we characterize superresolution by data inversion for objects with finite support using the twin concepts of primary and secondary superresolution, where primary superresolution is the essentially unbiased portion of the superresolved spectra and secondary superresolution is the remainder. We show that this partition of superresolution into primary and secondary components can be used to explain why some researchers believe that meaningful superresolution is achievable with realistic signal-to-noise ratios, and other researchers do not.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution

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Focus issue: Signal recovery and synthesis

Charles L. Matson and David W. Tyler, "Primary and secondary superresolution by data inversion," Opt. Express 14, 456-473 (2006)

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