On the nature of super-resolution in inverse scattering

Alaeddin A. Aydiner, Weng Cho Chew

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This work studies the nature of super-resolution, the phenomenon of resolution beyond the diffraction limit, which has been experimentally and numerically verified for acoustic and electromagnetic waves. The prospect of subwavelength resolution at optically large observation distances is investigated. Two conjectures as to how super-resolution can be attained are evaluated and tested. The first conjecture underscores the unraveling of the phase accumulations during multiple scattering of propagating waves whereas the second relies on the conversion of evanescent spectrum to propagating waves that can be observed at the far-field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-510
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Antennas and Propagation Symposium and USNC/CNC/URSI North American Radio Science Meeting - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 27 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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