We propose and study a numerical procedure for the reconstruction of surface profiles from far-field scattering data. The algorithm, based on wave-front-matching principles, is used to reconstruct one-dimensional surface profiles from amplitude scattering data calculated by using rigorous techniques. The study is complemented by the development of a sampling strategy and considerations of the tolerance of the algorithm to noise in the data.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 29, 2002
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2002
Published: October 1, 2002
Demetrio Macı́as, Eugenio R. Méndez, and Vı́ctor Ruiz-Cortés, "Inverse scattering with a wave-front-matching algorithm," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 2064-2073 (2002)