Tensor tomography in periodic slabs (bibtex)

by Joonas Ilmavirta, Gunther Uhlmann

Abstract:

The X-ray transform on the periodic slab $[0,1]\times\mathbb T^n$, $n\geq0$, has a non-trivial kernel due to the symmetry of the manifold and presence of trapped geodesics. For tensor fields gauge freedom increases the kernel further, and the X-ray transform is not solenoidally injective unless $n=0$. We characterize the kernel of the geodesic X-ray transform for $L^2$-regular $m$-tensors for any $m\geq0$. The characterization extends to more general manifolds, twisted slabs, including the M\"obius strip as the simplest example.

Reference:

Tensor tomography in periodic slabs (Joonas Ilmavirta, Gunther Uhlmann), Journal of Functional Analysis, number 275, pp. 288–299, 2018.
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The X-ray transform on the periodic slab $[0,1]\times\mathbb T^n$, $n\geq0$, has a non-trivial kernel due to the symmetry of the manifold and presence of trapped geodesics. For tensor fields gauge freedom increases the kernel further, and the X-ray transform is not solenoidally injective unless $n=0$. We characterize the kernel of the geodesic X-ray transform for $L^2$-regular $m$-tensors for any $m\geq0$. The characterization extends to more general manifolds, twisted slabs, including the Möbius strip as the simplest example.
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Bibtex Entry:

@article{x-ray-slab, author = {Joonas Ilmavirta and Gunther Uhlmann}, title = {{Tensor tomography in periodic slabs}}, month = jul, year = {2018}, journal = {Journal of Functional Analysis}, number = {275}, issue = {2}, pages = {288--299}, arxiv = {1707.01343}, doi = {10.1016/j.jfa.2018.04.004}, url={http://users.jyu.fi/~jojapeil/pub/x-ray-slab.pdf}, abstract = {The X-ray transform on the periodic slab $[0,1]\times\mathbb T^n$, $n\geq0$, has a non-trivial kernel due to the symmetry of the manifold and presence of trapped geodesics. For tensor fields gauge freedom increases the kernel further, and the X-ray transform is not solenoidally injective unless $n=0$. We characterize the kernel of the geodesic X-ray transform for $L^2$-regular $m$-tensors for any $m\geq0$. The characterization extends to more general manifolds, twisted slabs, including the M\"obius strip as the simplest example.} }

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