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Deconvolution of the PSF of a seismic lens
Author(s): Jianhua Yu; Yue Wang; Gerard T. Schuster
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Paper Abstract

We show that if seismic data d is related to the migration image by mmig = LTd. then mmig is a blurred version of the actual reflectivity distribution m, i.e., mmig = (LTL)m. Here L is the acoustic forward modeling operator under the Born approximation where d = Lm. The blurring operator (LTL), or point spread function, distorts the image because of defects in the seismic lens, i.e., small source-receiver recording aperture and irregular/coarse geophone-source spacing. These distortions can be partly suppressed by applying the deblurring operator (LTL)-1 to the migration image to get m = (LTL)-1mmig. This deblurred image is known as a least squares migration (LSM) image if (LTL)-1LT is applied to the data d using a conjugate gradient method, and is known as a migration deconvolved (MD) image if (LTL)-1 is directly applied to the migration image mmig in (kx, ky, z) space. The MD algorithm is an order-of-magnitude faster than LSM, but it employs more restrictive assumptions. We also show that deblurring can be used to filter out coherent noise in the data such as multiple reflections. The procedure is to, e.g., decompose the forward modeling operator into both primary and multiple reflection operators d = (Lprim + Lmulti)m, invert for m, and find the primary reflection data by dprim = Lprimm. This method is named least squares migration filtering (LSMF). The above three algorithms (LSM, MD and LSMF) might be useful for attacking problems in optical imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4792, Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data II, (23 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.451797
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Jianhua Yu, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Yue Wang, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Gerard T. Schuster, Univ. of Utah (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4792:
Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data II
Philip J. Bones; Michael A. Fiddy; Rick P. Millane, Editor(s)

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