Abstract

Previously it was shown that one can reconstruct an object from the modulus of its Fourier transform (solve the phase-retrieval problem) by using the iterative Fourier-transform algorithm if one has a nonnegativity constraint and a loose support constraint on the object. In this paper it is shown that it is possible to reconstruct a complex-valued object from the modulus of its Fourier transform if one has a sufficiently strong support constraint. Sufficiently strong support constraints include certain special shapes and separated supports. Reconstruction results are shown, including the effect of tapered edges on the object’s support.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

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