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We present a systematic approach to the computation of exact nonreflecting boundary conditions for the wave equation. In both two and three dimensions, the critical step in our analysis involves convolution with the inverse Laplace transform of the logarithmic derivative of a Hankel function. The main technical result in this paper is that the logarithmic… (More)

We present some relations that allow the efficient approximate inversion of linear differential operators with rational function coefficients. We employ expansions in terms of a large class of orthogonal polynomial families , including all the classical orthogonal polynomials. These families obey a simple 3-term recurrence relation for differentiation,… (More)

Since its introduction the Perfectly Matched Layer (PML) has proven to be an accurate and robust method for domain truncation in computational electromagnetics. However, the mathematical analysis of PMLs has been limted to special cases. In particular, the basic question of whether or not a stable PML exists for arbitrary wave propagation problems remains… (More)

Extending the general approach for first-order hyperbolic systems developed in [D. Appelö , T. Hagstrom, G. Kreiss, Perfectly matched layers for hyperbolic systems: general formulation, well-posedness and stability, SIAM J. Appl. Math., 2006, to appear], we construct PML equations for the mixed-type system governing propagation of optical wave packets in… (More)

We develop complete plane wave expansions for time-dependent waves in a half-space and use them to construct arbitrary-order local radiation boundary conditions for the scalar wave equation and equivalent first order systems. We demonstrate that, unlike other local methods, boundary conditions based on complete plane wave expansions provide nearly uniform… (More)