Non-scattering wavenumbers and far field invisibility for a finite set of incident/scattering directions

2015
Publication type:
Paper in peer-reviewed journals
Journal:
Inverse Problems, vol. 31
arXiv:
images/icons/icon_arxiv.png 1410.8382
Abstract:
We investigate a time harmonic acoustic scattering problem by a penetrable inclusion with compact support embedded in the free space. We consider cases where an observer can produce incident plane waves and measure the far field pattern of the resulting scattered field only in a finite number of directions. In this context, we say that a wavenumber is a transmission eigenvalue if the corresponding relative scattering matrix has a non trivial kernel. Under certain assumptions on the physical coefficients of the inclusion, we show that the transmission eigenvalues form a (possibly empty) discrete set. Then, in a second step, for a given real wavenumber and a given domain D, we present a constructive technique to prove that there exist inclusions supported in D¯¯¯ for which the corresponding relative scattering matrix is null. These inclusions have the important property to be impossible to detect from far field measurements. The approach leads to a numerical algorithm which is described at the end of the paper and which allows to provide examples of (approximated) invisible inclusions.
BibTeX:
@article{Bon-Che-Naz-2015,
    author={Anne-Sophie Bonnet-BenDhia and Lucas Chesnel and Sergei 
           Nazarov },
    title={Non-scattering wavenumbers and far field invisibility for a 
           finite set of incident/scattering directions },
    doi={10.1088/0266-5611/31/4/045006 },
    journal={Inverse Problems },
    year={2015 },
    volume={31 },
}