2022 journal article

Decoding 'Maximum Entropy' Deconvolution

ENTROPY, 24(9).

author keywords: maximum entropy; deconvolution; spectral analysis
Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 3, 2022

For over five decades, the mathematical procedure termed "maximum entropy" (M-E) has been used to deconvolve structure in spectra, optical and otherwise, although quantitative measures of performance remain unknown. Here, we examine this procedure analytically for the lowest two orders for a Lorentzian feature, obtaining expressions for the amount of sharpening and identifying how spurious structures appear. Illustrative examples are provided. These results enhance the utility of this widely used deconvolution approach to spectral analysis.