Bayesian Consideration of the Tomography Problem

W. von der Linden, K. Ertl, V. Dose

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Soft X-ray tomography has become a standard diagnostic equipment to investigate plasma profiles. Due to limitations in viewing-access and detector numbers the reconstruction of the two-dimensional emissivity profile constitutes a highly underdetermined inversion problem. We discuss the principle features of the tomography problem from the Bayesian point of view in various stages of sophistication. The approach is applied to real-world data obtained from the Wendelstein 7AS stellerator.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods
EditorsJohn Skilling, Sibusiso Sibisi
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-94-010-6534-4 978-94-009-0107-0
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Publication series

NameFundamental Theories of Physics
PublisherSpringer Netherlands


  • Analytical Chemistry, Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes, Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity, Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences


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