Reconstruction of objects from coded images by simulated annealing

Warren E. Smith, Harrison H. Barrett, Richard G. Paxman

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A new Monte Carlo reconstruction procedure is presented for retrieval of objects from their coded images. The reconstruction process is modeled as an optimization problem whose cost function is related to how well the codedimage constraints are satisfied. Reduction of the cost function is achieved by an annealing process analogous to the cooling of a melt to produce an ordered crystal. The method is demonstrated by reconstructing two two-dimensional objects from their one-dimensional coded images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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