Abstract

When recovering smooth phases by phase unwrapping algorithms, many noniterative algorithms are available. However, normally those algorithms offer approximations of the current phase that cannot be accurate enough. This is because the majority of them are based on global approaches instead of local ones. Although smooth estimations are not often expected in phase reconstructions for real applications, a smooth initial guess could be useful for robust iterative techniques. Therefore, based on the most recent local polynomial approaches, we propose a simple least-squares fitting of the partial derivatives of the phase, normally estimated from the wrapped operator, by considering local polynomial models of the phase up to the third order. Synthetic and real data of wrapped phases are considered in our work.

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