A new finite volume scheme for solving Maxwell’s system. (English) Zbl 0994.78021

Summary: A new finite volume scheme to solve Maxwell’s equations is presented. The approach is based on a leapfrog time scheme and a centered flux formula. This method is well suited for handling complex geometries, and therefore we can use unstructured grids. It is also able to capture the discontinuities of the electromagnetic fields through different media, without producing spurious oscillations. Owing to these properties, we can treat difficult problems, such as computing a scattered wave across complex objects. An analysis of the scheme is presented and numerical experiments are performed.


78M25 Numerical methods in optics (MSC2010)
78A25 Electromagnetic theory (general)
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