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Reconstruction of the Magnetic Field for a Schrödinger Operator in a Cylindrical Setting
by Campos Salas, Daniel, Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2019, 126; 22615680
Abstract (Summary)

In this thesis we consider a magnetic Schrödinger inverse problem over a compact domain contained in an infinite cylindrical manifold. We show that, under certain conditions on the electromagnetic potentials, we can recover the magnetic field from boundary measurements in a constructive way. A fundamental tool for this procedure is a global Carleman estimate for the magnetic Schrödinger operator. We prove this by conjugating the magnetic operator essentially into the Laplacian, and using the Carleman estimates for it proven by Kenig--Salo--Uhlmann in the anisotropic setting, see [KSU11a]. The conjugation is achieved through pseudodifferential operators over the cylinder, for which we develop the necessary results.

The main motivations to attempt this question are the following results concerning the magnetic Schrödinger operator: first, the solution to the uniqueness problem in the cylindrical setting in [DSFKSU09], and, second, the reconstruction algorithm in the Euclidean setting from [Sal06]. We will also borrow ideas from the reconstruction of the electric potential in the cylindrical setting from [KSU11b]. These two new results answer partially the Carleman estimate problem (Question 4.3.) proposed in [Sal13] and the reconstruction for the magnetic Schrödinger operator mentioned in the introduction of [KSU11b]. To our knowledge, these are the first global Carleman estimates and reconstruction procedure for the magnetic Schrödinger operator available in the cylindrical setting.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kenig, Carlos E.
Commitee: Bal, Guillaume
School: The University of Chicago
Department: Mathematics
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 81/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Mathematics
Keywords: Dirichlet-to-Neumann map, Inverse problem, Magnetic Schrödinger operator, Reconstruction
Publication Number: 22615680
ISBN: 9781085794619
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