## Abstract

Oriented partial differential equation (OPDE)-based filtering methods have been demonstrated to be a powerful tool for denoising while preserving all fringes. In this paper we propose new OPDE-filtering models, named parabolic–hyperbolic oriented partial differential equations (PH-OPDEs), based on variational methods. We test the proposed PH-OPDEs on two computer-simulated and two experimentally obtained ESPI fringe patterns with poor quality, and compare our models with related OPDE models. The experimental results have demonstrated that the new models have significantly better performance in numerical stability and computational efficiency as compared with the previous OPDE models.

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