We have developed a new technique based on light scattering experiments for tracing an alien particle with deterministic potential in a random collection of particles. We have shown that, via a sequence of measurements of light scattered to a far field of a scattering collection, it is possible to locate the center of the alien particle. The analysis of the stability of reconstruction is provided, and it is demonstrated via simulations that the results are stable for sufficiently large wavelength of the incident light and in cases when the size of the alien particle is comparable with the size of the typical particle in the collection.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2011
Published: July 12, 2011
Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Zhisong Tong and Olga Korotkova, "Method for tracing the position of an alien object embedded in a random particulate medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 1595-1599 (2011)