Fourier method for identifying electromagnetic sources with multi-frequency far-field data

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  • Xianchao Wang
  • Minghui Song
  • Yukun Guo
  • Hongjie Li
  • Hongyu Liu


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-292
Journal / PublicationJournal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Online published21 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes


We consider the inverse problem of determining an unknown vectorial source current distribution associated with the homogeneous Maxwell system. We propose a novel non-iterative reconstruction method for solving the aforementioned inverse problem from multi-frequency far-field measurements. The method is based on recovering the Fourier coefficients of the unknown source. A key ingredient of the method is to establish the relationship between the Fourier coefficients and the multi-frequency far-field data. Uniqueness and stability results are established for the proposed reconstruction method. Numerical experiments are presented to illustrate the effectiveness and efficiency of the method.

Research Area(s)

  • Far-field, Fourier expansion, Inverse source problem, Maxwell system, Multi-frequency