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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1985
  • pp: 2013–2018

Toward reconstructing phases of inverse-scattering signals

R. H. T. Bates and D. G. H. Tan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 2013-2018 (1985)

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Recent work on the Fourier-phase problem is shown to be relevant to the reconstruction of the relative phases of fields scattered to a large number of separated inaccurately surveyed locations. A proposed approach to phase retrieval is illustrated with a computational example. It is assumed that the waveforms of the scattered fields can be recorded at each location.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 15, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 1985
Published: November 1, 1985

R. H. T. Bates and D. G. H. Tan, "Toward reconstructing phases of inverse-scattering signals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 2013-2018 (1985)

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