Directional TGV-based image restoration under Poisson noise

We are interested in the restoration of noisy and blurry images where the texture mainly follows a single direction (i.e., directional images). Problems of this type arise, for example, in microscopy or computed tomography for carbon or glass fibres. In order to deal with these problems, the Directional Total Generalized Variation (DTGV) was developed by … Read more

ACQUIRE: an inexact iteratively reweighted norm approach for TV-based Poisson image restoration

We propose a method, called ACQUIRE, for the solution of constrained optimization problems modeling the restoration of images corrupted by Poisson noise. The objective function is the sum of a generalized Kullback-Leibler divergence term and a TV regularizer, subject to nonnegativity and possibly other constraints, such as flux conservation. ACQUIRE is a line-search method that … Read more

On the regularizing behavior of recent gradient methods in the solution of linear ill-posed problems

We analyze the regularization properties of two recently proposed gradient methods applied to discrete linear inverse problems. By studying their filter factors, we show that the tendency of these methods to eliminate first the eigencomponents of the gradient corresponding to large singular values allows to reconstruct the most significant part of the solution, thus yielding … Read more

A discrete L-curve for the regularization of ill-posed inverse problems

In many applications, the discretization of continuous ill-posed inverse problems results in discrete ill-posed problems whose solution requires the use of regularization strategies. The L-curve criterium is a popular tool for choosing good regularized solutions, when the data noise norm is not a priori known. In this work, we propose replacing the original ill-posed inverse … Read more

A quasi-Newton projection method for nonnegatively constrained image deblurring

In this paper we present a quasi-Newton projection method for image deblurring. The mathematical problem is a constrained minimization problem, where the objective function is a regularization function and the constraint is the positivity of the solution. The regularization function is a sum of the Kullback-Leibler divergence, used to minimize the error in the presence … Read more