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A mathematical analysis of the PML method. (English) Zbl 0887.65122
The perfectly matched layer (PML) method for the electromagnetic computations on a finite numerical domain consists of the splitting of the usual Maxwell equations acting in different layers, creating the absorbing layer where waves decay in all directions. A detailed analysis of this formulation applied to two-dimensional transvers-electric mode of Maxwell’s equations shows that the PML method is only “weakly well-posed”. It means that its solution can diverge under some small perturbations.

65Z05 Applications to the sciences
78A25 Electromagnetic theory, general
35Q60 PDEs in connection with optics and electromagnetic theory
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