J. Phys. IV France
Volume 104, March 2003
Page(s) 631 - 634

J. Phys. IV France
104 (2003) 631
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030159

Algorithmic image reconstruction using itérative phase retrieval schema

E. Lima, D. Shapiro, J. Kirz and D. Sayre

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800, U.S.A.

X-ray diffraction is potentially a strong candidate for biological imaging since it can in principle reconstruct thick samples at resolutions close to the diffraction) limit of the radiation. Due to the non-crystalline nature of such samples, one seeks a phasing method other than that of traditional crystallography ; such a method exists in the use of an iterative algorithm based on oversampling [1]. One of the tasks faced by an iterative method is to know when the iteration has given a faithful reconstruction. Past algorithms of this type [1,2,3] have employed the basic Fienup iterative schema [4]. In this paper we report on the use of a newer itérative schema due to Elser [5] ; our computer simulations on real and complex test objects using Elser's schema show that his reconstruction-error function is a reliable measurement of the reconstruction. We also report that a magnitude-based histogram constraint can dramaticaly speed up the convergence of the reconstruction process.

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