In inverse problems one wants to find some parameter of interest which is not directly observable by indirect measurement. These measurements are usually noisy while the mapping of measurement to parameter is typically illposed (that is unstable). Therefore one applies regularization techniques that balance these two factors to find a stable approximation of the sought for parameter. However, in order to bound the reconstruction error, one needs additional information on the true parameter, which is nowadays typically formulated in terms of variational source conditions. In this thesis, we develop a general strategy to verify these conditions based on smoothness of the true parameter and the illposedness of the problem; the latter will be characterized by exploiting structural similarities to stability estimates. Following this, we apply our strategy to verify variational source conditions for parameter identification problems, inverse scattering and electrical impedance tomography.
Publication Type: Thesis
Publication Category: University Press