Combining PML and ABC for the finite-element analysis of scattering problems

Jian Ming Jin, Weng Cho Chew

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A perfectly matched layer (PML) is combined with an absorbing boundary condition (ABC) for mesh truncation in the finite-element solution of electromagnetic scattering problems. It is shown by one-, two-, and three-dimensional examples that the combined PML and ABC has less undesired reflection than the PML or ABC alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-197
Number of pages6
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996


  • Absorbing boundary condition
  • Finite-element method
  • Perfectly matched layer

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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