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Choice of the perfectly matched layer boundary condition for iterative solvers of the frequency-domain Maxwell's equations
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Paper Abstract

We show that the performance of iterative solvers of the frequency-domain Maxwell's equations is greatly affected by the kind of the perfectly matched layer (PML) used. In particular, we demonstrate that using the stretchedcoordinate PML (SC-PML) results in significantly faster convergence speed as compared with using the uniaxial PML (UPML). Such a difference in convergence behavior is explained by an analysis of the condition number of the coefficient matrices. Additionally, we develop a diagonal preconditioning scheme that significantly improves solver performance when UPML is used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2012
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 8255, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XX, 82550N (28 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.906869
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Wonseok Shin, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Shanhui Fan, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8255:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XX
Bernd Witzigmann; Marek Osinski; Fritz Henneberger; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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