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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — Mar. 6, 2006
  • pp: 2037–2046

Inverse scattering method applied to the synthesis of strongly scattering structures

M. A. Fiddy and M. Testorf  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 2037-2046 (2006)

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A nonlinear signal processing method based on cepstral filtering has been developed to provide an approximate solution to the inverse scattering problem in two dimensions. It has been used to recover images of strongly scattering objects from measured far-field scattering data and is applied here to synthesize structures with prescribed scattering characteristics. An example is shown to illustrate the synthesis method. The scattering properties of the resulting structures are verified using a finite difference time domain method. The inverse scattering method is straightforward to implement and requires reprocessing of the scattered field data in order to ensure that the function describing the secondary source (contrast source function) has the properties of being a minimum phase function. This is accomplished by a numerical preprocessing step involving an artificial reference wave.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

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Original Manuscript: January 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2006
Published: March 6, 2006

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