Lipschitz stability at the boundary for time-harmonic diffusive optical tomography

Olga Doeva, Romina Gaburro, William Lionheart, Clifford J Nolan

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We study the inverse problem in Optical Tomography of determining the optical properties of a medium $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$, with $n\geq 3$, under the so-called \textit{diffusion approximation}. We consider the time-harmonic case where $\Omega$ is probed with an input field that is modulated with a fixed harmonic frequency $\omega=\frac{k}{c}$, where $c$ is the speed of light and $k$ is the wave number. We prove a result of Lipschitz stability of the \textit{absorption coefficient} $\mu_a$ at the boundary $\partial\Omega$ in terms of the measurements in the case when the \textit{scattering coefficient} $\mu_s$ is assumed to be known and $k$ belongs to certain intervals depending on some \textit{a-priori} bounds on $\mu_a$, $\mu_s$.
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Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2020

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