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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2994–2996

Three-dimensional phase unwrapping using the Hungarian algorithm

Munther Gdeisat, Miguel Arevalillo-Herráez, David Burton, and Francis Lilley  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 19, pp. 2994-2996 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002994


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Abstract

We propose a three-dimensional phase unwrapping technique that uses the Hungarian algorithm to join together all the partial residual loops that may occur in a wrapped phase volume. Experimental results have shown that the proposed algorithm is more robust and reliable than other well-known three-dimensional phase unwrapping algorithms. Additionally, the proposed algorithm is fast in terms of computational complexity, which makes it suitable for practical applications.

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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: July 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2009
Published: September 29, 2009

Citation
Munther Gdeisat, Miguel Arevalillo-Herráez, David Burton, and Francis Lilley, "Three-dimensional phase unwrapping using the Hungarian algorithm," Opt. Lett. 34, 2994-2996 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-19-2994


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