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The broken ray transform in $n$ dimensions with flat reflecting boundary
Mark Hubenthal
Inverse Problems & Imaging 2015, 9(1): 143-161 doi: 10.3934/ipi.2015.9.143
We study the broken ray transform on $n$-dimensional Euclidean domains where the reflecting parts of the boundary are flat and establish injectivity and stability under certain conditions. Given a subset $E$ of the boundary $\partial \Omega$ such that $\partial \Omega \setminus E$ is itself flat (contained in a union of hyperplanes), we measure the attenuation of all broken rays starting and ending at $E$ with the standard optical reflection rule applied to $\partial \Omega \setminus E$. By localizing the measurement operator around broken rays which reflect off a fixed sequence of flat hyperplanes, we can apply the analytic microlocal approach of Frigyik, Stefanov, and Uhlmann ([7]) for the ordinary ray transform by means of a local path unfolding. This generalizes the author's previous result in [9], although we can no longer treat reflections from corner points. Similar to the result for the two dimensional square, we show that the normal operator is a classical pseudo differential operator of order $-1$ plus a smoothing term with $C_{0}^{\infty}$ Schwartz kernel.
keywords: integral geometry microlocal analysis. Inverse problems

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