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Computes the 1D, 2D or 3D inverse Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) of a matrix. In the 1D case the transform is given by


The inverse FFT, FFT and all related functions have an option (option 1 below) that controls the format used to store the frequency domain data. When working with spectral data it is not possible to switch between formats; there are no functions to convert between formats. This implies that if you use option1=n to produce a spectrum with fft, then you must also use option1=n if you want to pass that same spectral data to invfft. Similarly, if you use option1=n for fft, then you also need to use option1=n with fftw to get the proper frequency vector corresponding to your spectrum. invfft and fftk work in the same way.






out = invfft(Ew);

Returns the inverse fast Fourier transform of Ew. Ew can 1D,2D or 3D.

out = invfft(Ew,option1,option2);


This option controls the format used to store the frequency domain data. The options are:

1 : the standard FFT (zero frequency is at the first element of the matrix). This is the default option.

2 : zero frequency is the first element, but only data up to and including the Nyquist frequency is stored. This option is only useful for real valued, 1D time/spatial signals.

3 : the FFT is shifted so zero frequency is the central element of the spectrum (more precisely, this means the zero frequency point is at element floor(N/2 + 1), where N is the number of samples).



This option is either a 1, 2 or 3 element vector depending on whether Ex is 1D, 2D or 3D. For each dimension, specify a value of either 0, 1 or N to obtain the desired 0 padding options.

0: no zero padding

1: zero padding up to the next power of 2 longer than the length of Ex (default)

N: zero pad up to length N if N > length(Ex), where length of Ex is the length in a specific dimension. If N <= length(Ex), it will zero pad up to the next power of 2 longer than the length of Ex. For the fastest results, N should be a power of 2 and can be entered, for example, as 2^12.



This example shows that x2=invfft(fft(x)) returns x. x2 will only be equal to x if the standard fft without zero padding is used. In the plot command, 1 is added to x2 so that both lines are visible in the plot.







See Also

Functions, fft, fftw, fftk

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