Fast quality guide phase unwrapping algorithm through a pruning strategy: applications in dynamic interferometry

Published on 2018-04-13T21:35:28Z (GMT) by
The quality guide phase unwrapping is one of the most important spatial algorithms due to its efficiency and robustness. It uses a quality map to guide the unwrapping process such that pixels are processed according to their quality values from highest to lowest. Several improvements have been proposed during the last few years with the purpose of using it in time demanding applications. However, many of the proposals depend on the distribution of the values on the given quality map. In this article, it is proposed a novel pruning strategy in a red-black tree data structure whose time complexity is independent of the distribution of the given quality map. We take advantage of the partial ordering of the branches in a redblack tree together with a pruning strategy to speed up the unwrapping process. Experimental results, using real and simulated data show that the time complexity of our proposal improves the existing quality guide based algorithms. Also, a series of interferometric patterns of a time varying phase distribution experiment have been processed showing that our proposal can be used for real-time applications. The source code of the implemented algorithms is publicly available.

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de Lourdes López García, María; Arellano, Anmi Garcia; De la Cruz De los Santos, William (2018): Fast quality guide phase unwrapping algorithm

through a pruning strategy: applications in dynamic

interferometry. The Optical Society. Collection.