We address an inverse scattering problem using only amplitude information of the scattered field. In particular, we are concerned with the reconstruction of the shape of a metallic planar obstacle, located in a known plane (aperture plane), starting from the knowledge of the intensity of the scattered field over two measurement planes in near zone and parallel to the aperture plane, when a single-frequency incident plane wave is exploited. The formulation of the inverse scattering problem is given under the physical optics approximation, and thus the resulting phase retrieval problem is quadratic. This allows us to apply some phase retrieval techniques already developed for antenna diagnostics. Reconstruction results with synthetic data indicate the feasibility of the proposed approach.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 29, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2007
Published: January 29, 2008
Francesco Soldovieri and Rocco Pierri, "Shape reconstruction of metallic objects from intensity scattered field data only," Opt. Lett. 33, 246-248 (2008)