A convergent Born series for solving the inhomogeneous Helmholtz equation in arbitrarily large media

Gerwin Osnabrugge, Saroch Leedumrongwatthanakun, Ivo Micha Vellekoop

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We present a fast method for numerically solving the inhomogeneous Helmholtz equation. Our iterative method is based on the Born series, which we modified to achieve convergence for scattering media of arbitrary size and scattering strength. Compared to pseudospectral time-domain simulations, our modified Born approach is two orders of magnitude faster and nine orders of magnitude more accurate in benchmark tests in 1, 2, and 3-dimensional systems.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)113-124
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of computational physics
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • METIS-317597
  • IR-101099

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