This paper investigates the signal-subspace method approach to solve the electromagnetic inverse scattering problem using intensity-only (phase-free) data. Due to the polarization of electromagnetic fields, the relationship between the rank of the multistatic matrix and the number of small scatterers is different from that associated with the scalar wave. Multiple scattering between scatterers is considered, and the inverse scattering problem of determining the polarization tensors is nonlinear, which, however, is solved by the proposed analytical approach where no associated forward problem is iteratively evaluated.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2008
Published: July 11, 2008
Xudong Chen, "Signal-subspace method approach to the intensity-only electromagnetic inverse scattering problem," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 2018-2024 (2008)