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Applied Interdisciplinary Mathematics (AIM)

Date:  Friday, February 13, 2015
Location:  1084 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Title:  Compressive phase retrieval

Abstract:   Compressive sensing is a class of image recovery techniques utilizing sparsity priors to recover undersampled signals with high fidelity. This talk is about compressive sensing for phase retrieval from coherent fields and correlation function retrieval from partially coherent fields. For coherent fields, I will discuss in particular the use of intensity priors in the "transport of intensity equation" method, where the phase is obtained by analogy to a lateral pressure potential in a compressible flow. Transport of intensity is especially interesting in the x-ray regime, where standard interferometry is difficult because common sources are spatially partially coherent and beam splitters-combiners are not available; as a convincing example, I will show how the sparsity prior of quasi-constant object density allows successful x-ray phase recovery despite the low coherence. For partially coherent fields, I will describe how the use of phase-space (Wigner space) methods and sparsity priors on the number of coherent modes allow the retrieval of the correlation function, which can still lead to complete characterization of physical objects.


Speaker:  George Barbastathis
Institution:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Event Organizer:   John Schotland


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