The phase of complex signals is measured modulo-2π (wrapped phase); continuous-phase information is obtained by adding properly chosen multiples of 2π shift to the wrapped phase. Unwrapping searches for the 2π combinations that minimize the discontinuity of the unwrapped phase as only the unwrapped phase can be analyzed and interpreted by further processing. The key problem of phase unwrapping is phase aliasing, a condition mainly caused by rapid phase variations. The extension of the one-dimensional (1-D) phase unwrapping algorithms to a two-dimensional (2-D) domain by 1-D slicing gives unsatisfactory results even in the presence of low-phase aliasing, whereas 2-D phase unwrapping deals with the complete problem, overcoming the limitations of 1-D unwrapping. The 2-D unwrapped phase is obtained as the solution of a variational problem that minimizes the differences between the gradients of the wrapped and unwrapped phase. -from Author

2-D phase unwrapping and phase aliasing

Spagnolini, U.
1993

Abstract

The phase of complex signals is measured modulo-2π (wrapped phase); continuous-phase information is obtained by adding properly chosen multiples of 2π shift to the wrapped phase. Unwrapping searches for the 2π combinations that minimize the discontinuity of the unwrapped phase as only the unwrapped phase can be analyzed and interpreted by further processing. The key problem of phase unwrapping is phase aliasing, a condition mainly caused by rapid phase variations. The extension of the one-dimensional (1-D) phase unwrapping algorithms to a two-dimensional (2-D) domain by 1-D slicing gives unsatisfactory results even in the presence of low-phase aliasing, whereas 2-D phase unwrapping deals with the complete problem, overcoming the limitations of 1-D unwrapping. The 2-D unwrapped phase is obtained as the solution of a variational problem that minimizes the differences between the gradients of the wrapped and unwrapped phase. -from Author
Geophysics; Geochemistry and Petrology
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