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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 6327–6338

Efficient coherent diffractive imaging for sparsely varying objects

Yoav Shechtman, Yonina C. Eldar, Oren Cohen, and Mordechai Segev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 6327-6338 (2013)

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We demonstrate an efficient phase-retrieval method, allowing the recovery of features of dynamic objects that are sparsely varying – i.e. when the difference between two consecutive frames is small. The method uses redundancy in information between similar consecutive frames to recover the features more robustly than current phase-retrieval methods, and necessitates a considerably smaller number of measurements. Both of these features directly lead to shorter acquisition time, paving the way to coherent diffractive imaging of fast dynamic processes. Numerical simulations show a possible 100-fold improvement in temporal resolution over existing methods.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2013
Published: March 6, 2013

Yoav Shechtman, Yonina C. Eldar, Oren Cohen, and Mordechai Segev, "Efficient coherent diffractive imaging for sparsely varying objects," Opt. Express 21, 6327-6338 (2013)

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