*The two men ran to the window, and saw that it was too far for them to jump, the quickly ran back and got the rocket launcher. They assembled it, and aimed it at the dent Irvine made.*
*They pulled the trigger and the rocket flew from the barrel...*
Vader's wife was very pregnant when she died 19 years ago. All of a sudden a 19 year old who is very strong in the force and has a distinct resembalance to him in his younger days rolls in from Vader's home planet with his old Master Obi-Wan (Who was the ONLY other person preset at the time his wife died. And to boot, the kid's last name is Skywalker.
So in answer to your question, he knew Luke was his son because his name is Darth Vader, and not Darth Retard.
-Forum post on why Vader knew Luke was his son.