ECE 569
Inverse Problems in Optics

Section Type Times Days Location Instructor
S DIS 1400 - 1520 T R   2013 ECE Building  Paul Carney
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Official Description Physical optics, solution of linear inverse problems, and computed imaging. Forward problems in diffraction, asymptotics, ray propagation, x-ray projections, scattering, sources, optical coherence tomography, and near-field optics. Solution of associated inverse problems including back-propagation, back-projection, Radon transforms (x-ray CT), inverse scattering, source localization, interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy, and near-field tomography. Special topics as time permits. Course Information: Prerequisite: ECE 460.
Subject Area Electromagnetics, Optics and Remote Sensing
Course Prerequisites Credit in ECE 460
Course Directors Paul Scott Carney
Detailed Description and Outline


  • Mathematical methods in linear inverse problems
  • Diffraction and propagation of light inverse diffraction, back-propagation
  • Asymptotics, rays, shadow inverse Radon transform, CAT
  • Scattering diffraction tomography
  • Optical coherence tomography interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy
  • Near-field optics near field tomography
E. Wolf and L. Mandel, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics, Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Last updated: 2/13/2013