GPU acceleration of nonlinear modeling by the discontinuous Galerkin time-domain method

Huan Ting Meng, Jianming Jin

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A discontinuous Galerkin time-domain (DGTD) algorithm is formulated and implemented to model the third-order instantaneous nonlinear effect on electromagnetic fields due the field-dependent medium permittivity. The nonlinear DGTD computation is accelerated using graphics processing units (GPUs). Two nonlinear examples are presented to show the different Kerr effects observed through the third-order nonlinearity. With the acceleration using MPI + GPU under a large cluster environment, the solution times for nonlinear simulations are significantly reduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-159
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2018



  • Computational electromagnetics
  • DGTD
  • GPU acceleration
  • Kerr effect
  • Nonlinear electromagnetics
  • Third-order nonlinearity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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