Uses of the Berenger PML in Pseudospectral Methods for Maxwell’s Equations

  • Tobin A. Driscoll
  • Bengt Fornberg
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 49)


The Berenger perfectly matched layer (PML) has been very successful in the simulation of unbounded domains for the solution of Maxwell’s equations by finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) techniques (Berenger [1994], Katz et al. [1994]). Compared to alternatives, the PML and its variations offer reflection coefficients that are usually orders of magnitude smaller.


Perfectly Match Layer Spectral Element Pseudospectral Method Spectral Element Method Fourier Pseudospectral 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tobin A. Driscoll
    • 1
  • Bengt Fornberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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