We present two uniqueness results for the inverse problem of determining an index of refraction by the corresponding acoustic far-field measurement encoded into the scattering amplitude. The first one is a local uniqueness in determining a variable index of refraction by the fixed incident-direction scattering amplitude. The inverse problem is formally posed with such measurement data. The second one is a global uniqueness in determining a constant refractive index by a single far-field measurement. The arguments are based on the study of certain non-self-adjoint interior transmission eigenvalue problems.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Applied Mathematics
- interior transmission eigenvalues
- inverse scattering
- refractive index