## Abstract

A significant method has recently been developed for solving the inverse elastic surface scattering problem which arises from near-field imaging applications. The method utilizes the transformed field expansion along with the Fourier series expansion to deduce an analytic solution for the direct problem. Implemented via the fast Fourier transform, an explicit reconstruction formula is obtained to solve the linearized inverse problem. Numerical examples show that the method is efficient and effective to reconstruct scattering surfaces with subwavelength resolution. This paper is devoted to the mathematical analysis of the proposed method. The well-posedness is established for the solution of the direct problem. The convergence of the power series solution is examined. A local uniqueness result is proved for the inverse problem where a single incident field with a fixed frequency is needed. The error estimate is derived for the reconstruction formula. It provides a deep insight on the trade-off among resolution, accuracy, and stability of the solution for the inverse problem.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 2339-2360 |

Number of pages | 22 |

Journal | Applicable Analysis |

Volume | 95 |

Issue number | 11 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1 Nov 2016 |

## Scopus Subject Areas

- Analysis
- Applied Mathematics

## User-Defined Keywords

- convergence analysis
- error estimate
- Inverse elastic scattering
- near-field imaging