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Gabor wavelet analysis and the fractional Hilbert transform
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We propose an amplitude-phase representation of the dual-tree complex wavelet transform (DT-CWT) which provides an intuitive interpretation of the associated complex wavelet coefficients. The representation, in particular, is based on the shifting action of the group of fractional Hilbert transforms (fHT) which allow us to extend the notion of arbitrary phase-shifts beyond pure sinusoids. We explicitly characterize this shifting action for a particular family of Gabor-like wavelets which, in effect, links the corresponding dual-tree transform with the framework of windowed-Fourier analysis. We then extend these ideas to the bivariate DT-CWT based on certain directional extensions of the fHT. In particular, we derive a signal representation involving the superposition of direction-selective wavelets affected with appropriate phase-shifts.

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Date Published: 3 September 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7446, Wavelets XIII, 74460T (3 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824863
Show Author Affiliations
Kunal Narayan Chaudhury, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Michael Unser, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7446:
Wavelets XIII
Vivek K. Goyal; Manos Papadakis; Dimitri Van De Ville, Editor(s)

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