We investigate the well-posedness of the radiative transfer equation with polarization and varying refractive index. The well-posedness analysis includes non-homogeneous boundary value problems on bounded spatial domains, which requires the analysis of suitable trace spaces. Additionally, we discuss positivity, Hermiticity, and norm-preservation of the matrix-valued solution. As auxiliary results, we derive new trace inequalities for products of matrices.
|Publication status||Submitted - 7 Mar 2022|
- Radiative transfer
- Refractive index