I wonder if this would be helpful in understanding and perhaps improving RL. Personally, I don’t use RL because it is slow and produces artifacts (with which I am uncomfortable; perhaps, I don’t know how to make it work). The paper is licensed as follows:
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An error reduction technique for Richardson-Lucy deconvolution (RL-deconv) is proposed. The deconvolution is indispensable technique for inversely analysing the SRAM fail-bit probability variations caused by the Random Telegraph Noise (RTN). The proposed technique reduces the phase difference between the two distributions of the deconvoluted RTN and the feedback-gain in the maximum likelihood (MLE) gradient iteration cycles. This avoids an unwanted positive feedback, resulting in a significant decrease in probability of undesired ringing occurrence. A quicker convergence benefit of the RL-deconv algorithm while avoiding the ringing is achieved. It has been demonstrated that the proposed technique reduces its relative deconvolution errors by 100 times compared with the conventional RL-deconv. This provides an increase in accuracy of the fail-bit-count prediction by over 2-orders of magnitude while accelerating its convergence speed by 33 times of the conventional one.