Super-resolution imaging with sparse modeling



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Abstract

The angular resolution is the most fundamental to imaging the event-horizon-scale structure of supermassive black holes, and in order to realize the highest angular resolution ever, the EHT has been developing a world-wide (sub)mm VLBI array under the international collaborations.In order to boost the imaging capability of the EHT, we have been developing a new imaging method based on the technique so-called "sparse modeling", which allows us to directly solve the ill-posed Fourier-transform equations caused by incomplete sampling of visibilities.We show that the images obtained based on such an approach indeed provide an angular resolution a few times better than that of the standard imaging. We report on our simulations and also preliminary results of its application to real data, and discuss its potential in imaging black hole shadows with the EHT.