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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1900–1905

Imaging three-dimensional anisotropic scatterers in multilayered medium by multiple signal classification method with enhanced resolution

Rencheng Song, Rui Chen, and Xudong Chen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 9, pp. 1900-1905 (2012)

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This paper investigates the resolution and robustness of the multiple signal classification (MUSIC) method to locate small three-dimensional (3D) anisotropic scatterers near the medium interface in a multilayered background. An enhanced MUSIC algorithm developed for free-space background is extended to solve such a problem. Because its indicator is built in a stable signal subspace, which is continuous across the medium interface, better stability and higher resolution against noise are observed for the proposed method compared to the known standard MUSIC method. Numerical simulations with various medium interfaces and noise levels are conducted to verify the performance of the introduced MUSIC method.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(100.6950) Image processing : Tomographic image processing
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

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Original Manuscript: April 30, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2012
Published: August 17, 2012

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Rencheng Song, Rui Chen, and Xudong Chen, "Imaging three-dimensional anisotropic scatterers in multilayered medium by multiple signal classification method with enhanced resolution," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 1900-1905 (2012)

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