The Perfectly Matched Layer for Computational Acoustics

  • Quan Qi
  • Thomas L. Geers
Conference paper


Recently, Berenger [1] formulated, for the finite difference — time domain solution of Maxwell’s equations in two dimensions, a new absorbing boundary, which he called a perfectly matched layer (PML). His demonstration that the PML possesses extraordinary energy-absorbing properties was verified by Katz, et al. [2], who also extended the formulation to three-dimensions.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Quan Qi
    • 1
  • Thomas L. Geers
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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