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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1985
  • pp: 2006–2012

Holography and the inverse source problem. Part II: Inhomogeneous media

A. J. Devaney and R. P. Porter  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 2006-2012 (1985)

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The inverse source problem for a monochromeatic source imbedded in a nonabsorbing inhomogeneous medium is investigated within the framework of the reduced scalar wave equation. The Porter-Bojarski integral equation previously formulated for sources imbedded in vacuum is generalized to this case, as are the class of nonradiating and minimum-energy sources considered in Part I [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 327 ( 1982)].

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 1, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 1985
Published: November 1, 1985

A. J. Devaney and R. P. Porter, "Holography and the inverse source problem. Part II: Inhomogeneous media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 2006-2012 (1985)

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