Numerical modeling of light/matter interaction at the nanoscale with a high order finite element type time-domain solver

Abstract : We present a discontinuous finite element (discontinuous Galerkin) time-domain solver for the numerical simulation of the interaction of light with nanometer scale structures. The method relies on a compact stencil high order interpolation of the electromagnetic field components within each cell of an unstructured tetrahedral mesh. This piecewise polynomial numerical approximation is allowed to be discontinuous from one mesh cell to another, and the consistency of the global approximation is obtained thanks to the definition of appropriate numerical traces of the fields on a face shared by two neighboring cells. Time integration is achieved using an explicit scheme and no global mass matrix inversion is required to advance the solution at each time step. Moreover, the resulting time-domain solver is particularly well adapted to parallel computing. The proposed method is an extension of the method that we initially proposed in [1] for the simulation of electromagnetic wave propagation in non-dispersive heterogeneous media at microwave frequencies.
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Stéphane Lanteri, Claire Scheid, Jonathan Viquerat. Numerical modeling of light/matter interaction at the nanoscale with a high order finite element type time-domain solver. 36th PIERS (Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium) , Jul 2015, Prague, Czech Republic. ⟨hal-01258563⟩

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