Dictionary:Fig R-14

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FIG. R-14. Ricker wavelet. (a) Time-domain and (b) frequency-domain representations. Expressions for the Ricker wavelet are:

The amplitude f(t) of the Ricker wavelet with peak frequency fM at time t is given by,


The frequency domain representation of the wavelet is given by,


and .

The mean frequency and the median frequency .

Sometimes the period (somewhat erroneously referred to occasionally as the wavelength) is given as 1/f, but since it has mixed frequencies, this is not quite correct, and for some wavelets is not even a good approximation. In fact, the Ricker wavelet has its sidelobe minima at

These minima have the value