Elastic-wave imaging using multicomponent data can provide more useful subsurface information than acoustic-wave imaging, but it is usually algorithmically challenging. We have developed a vector elastic deconvolution migration method for high-resolution imaging of subsurface structures in isotropic and anisotropic elastic media. Our new method uses a vector deconvolution imaging condition based on dual wavefield decomposition, including an explicit directional wavefield separation using the Hilbert transform and a P/S vector wavefield decomposition using the low-rank decomposition method. Using three elastic models, we numerically determine that our new method produces notably higher resolution and more amplitude-balanced elastic images compared with a crosscorrelation-based vector elastic reverse time migration method.

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