On the use of Perfectly Matched Layers at corners for scattering problems with sign-changing coefficients

Anne-Sophie Bonnet-Ben Dhia 1 Camille Carvalho 1 Lucas Chesnel 2, 3, * Patrick Ciarlet 1
* Corresponding author
1 POEMS - Propagation des Ondes : Étude Mathématique et Simulation
Inria Saclay - Ile de France, UMA - Unité de Mathématiques Appliquées, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR7231
2 DeFI - Shape reconstruction and identification
CMAP - Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées - Ecole Polytechnique, Inria Saclay - Ile de France
Abstract : We investigate in a 2D setting the scattering of time-harmonic electromagnetic waves by a plasmonic device, represented as a non dissipative bounded and penetrable obstacle with a negative permittivity. Using the $\texttt{T}$-coercivity approach, we first prove that the problem is well-posed in the classical framework $H^1_{loc}$ if the negative permittivity does not lie in some critical interval whose definition depends on the shape of the device. When the latter has corners, for values inside the critical interval, unusual strong singularities for the electromagnetic field can appear. In that case, well-posedness is obtained by imposing a radiation condition at the corners to select the outgoing black-hole plasmonic wave, that is the one which carries energy towards the corners. A simple and systematic criterion is given to define what is the outgoing solution. Finally, we propose an original numerical method based on the use of Perfectly Matched Layers at the corners. We emphasize that it is necessary to design an $\textit{ad hoc}$ technique because the field is too singular to be captured with standard finite element methods.
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Anne-Sophie Bonnet-Ben Dhia, Camille Carvalho, Lucas Chesnel, Patrick Ciarlet. On the use of Perfectly Matched Layers at corners for scattering problems with sign-changing coefficients. Journal of Computational Physics, Elsevier, 2016, 322, pp.224-247. ⟨10.1016/j.jcp.2016.06.037⟩. ⟨hal-01225309v2⟩



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