### Abstract

This paper deals with finding an n -dimensional solution x to a system of quadratic equations of the form y-i=a-ix2 for 1im, which is also known as the generalized phase retrieval problem. For this NP-hard problem, a novel approach is developed for minimizing the amplitude-based least-squares empirical loss, which starts with a weighted maximal correlation initialization obtainable through a few power or Lanczos iterations, followed by successive refinements based on a sequence of iteratively reweighted gradient iterations. The two stages (initialization and gradient flow) distinguish themselves from prior contributions by the inclusion of a fresh (re)weighting regularization procedure. For certain random measurement models, the novel scheme is shown to be able to recover the true solution x in time proportional to reading the data (a-i;y-i)1m. This holds with high probability and without extra assumption on the signal vector x to be recovered, provided that the number m of equations is some constant c>0 times the number n of unknowns in the signal vector, namely m>cn. Empirically, the upshots of this contribution are: first, (almost) 100% perfect signal recovery in the high-dimensional (say n2000) regime given only an information-theoretic limit number of noiseless equations, namely m=2n-1, in the real Gaussian case; and second, (nearly) optimal statistical accuracy in the presence of additive noise of bounded support. Finally, substantial numerical tests using both synthetic data and real images corroborate markedly improved recovery performance and computational efficiency of the novel scheme relative to the state-of-the-art approaches.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 2818-2833 |

Number of pages | 16 |

Journal | IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing |

Volume | 66 |

Issue number | 11 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jun 1 2018 |

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### Keywords

- Non-convex non-smooth optimization
- convergence to the global optimum
- iteratively reweighted gradient flow
- regularization

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*IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing*,

*66*(11), 2818-2833. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSP.2018.2818077

**Phase Retrieval via Reweighted Amplitude Flow.** / Wang, Gang; Giannakis, Georgios B; Saad, Yousef; Chen, Jie.

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*IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing*, vol. 66, no. 11, pp. 2818-2833. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSP.2018.2818077

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Phase Retrieval via Reweighted Amplitude Flow

AU - Wang, Gang

AU - Giannakis, Georgios B

AU - Saad, Yousef

AU - Chen, Jie

PY - 2018/6/1

Y1 - 2018/6/1

N2 - This paper deals with finding an n -dimensional solution x to a system of quadratic equations of the form y-i=a-ix2 for 1im, which is also known as the generalized phase retrieval problem. For this NP-hard problem, a novel approach is developed for minimizing the amplitude-based least-squares empirical loss, which starts with a weighted maximal correlation initialization obtainable through a few power or Lanczos iterations, followed by successive refinements based on a sequence of iteratively reweighted gradient iterations. The two stages (initialization and gradient flow) distinguish themselves from prior contributions by the inclusion of a fresh (re)weighting regularization procedure. For certain random measurement models, the novel scheme is shown to be able to recover the true solution x in time proportional to reading the data (a-i;y-i)1m. This holds with high probability and without extra assumption on the signal vector x to be recovered, provided that the number m of equations is some constant c>0 times the number n of unknowns in the signal vector, namely m>cn. Empirically, the upshots of this contribution are: first, (almost) 100% perfect signal recovery in the high-dimensional (say n2000) regime given only an information-theoretic limit number of noiseless equations, namely m=2n-1, in the real Gaussian case; and second, (nearly) optimal statistical accuracy in the presence of additive noise of bounded support. Finally, substantial numerical tests using both synthetic data and real images corroborate markedly improved recovery performance and computational efficiency of the novel scheme relative to the state-of-the-art approaches.

AB - This paper deals with finding an n -dimensional solution x to a system of quadratic equations of the form y-i=a-ix2 for 1im, which is also known as the generalized phase retrieval problem. For this NP-hard problem, a novel approach is developed for minimizing the amplitude-based least-squares empirical loss, which starts with a weighted maximal correlation initialization obtainable through a few power or Lanczos iterations, followed by successive refinements based on a sequence of iteratively reweighted gradient iterations. The two stages (initialization and gradient flow) distinguish themselves from prior contributions by the inclusion of a fresh (re)weighting regularization procedure. For certain random measurement models, the novel scheme is shown to be able to recover the true solution x in time proportional to reading the data (a-i;y-i)1m. This holds with high probability and without extra assumption on the signal vector x to be recovered, provided that the number m of equations is some constant c>0 times the number n of unknowns in the signal vector, namely m>cn. Empirically, the upshots of this contribution are: first, (almost) 100% perfect signal recovery in the high-dimensional (say n2000) regime given only an information-theoretic limit number of noiseless equations, namely m=2n-1, in the real Gaussian case; and second, (nearly) optimal statistical accuracy in the presence of additive noise of bounded support. Finally, substantial numerical tests using both synthetic data and real images corroborate markedly improved recovery performance and computational efficiency of the novel scheme relative to the state-of-the-art approaches.

KW - Non-convex non-smooth optimization

KW - convergence to the global optimum

KW - iteratively reweighted gradient flow

KW - regularization

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