A 2.5D scalar helmholtz wave solution employing the spectral lanczos decomposition method (sldm)

William H. Weedon, Weng Cho Chew, Jiun‐Hwa ‐H Lin, Apo Sezginer, Vladimir L. Druskin

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A numerical method is derived for obtaining the solution to the 2.5D scalar Helmholtz equation involving an arbitrary 2D lossless inhomogeneous dielectric scatterer excited by a point source in a closed waveguide. The spectral Lanczos decomposition method (SLDM) is used to solve the differential equation by polynomial approximation. Numerical results indicate that a convergent solution to the 2.5D problem in a bounded region may be achieved in O(N1.5) operations. Also, it is demonstrated that the method is accurate for resonant solutions involving eigenvalues on the order of the machine precision. Extension to lossy dielectrics and the implementation of an absorbing boundary condition are discussed. © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-592
Number of pages6
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Aug 1993



  • Lanczos
  • absorbing boundary
  • scattering
  • spectral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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