Preconditioning bandgap eigenvalue problems in three-dimensional photonic crystals simulations

Tsung Ming Huang, Wei Jen Chang, Yin Liang Huang, Wen Wei Lin, Wei Cheng Wang, Weichung Wang*


研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

11 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


To explore band structures of three-dimensional photonic crystals numerically, we need to solve the eigenvalue problems derived from the governing Maxwell equations. The solutions of these eigenvalue problems cannot be computed effectively unless a suitable combination of eigenvalue solver and preconditioner is chosen. Taking eigenvalue problems due to Yee's scheme as examples, we propose using Krylov-Schur method and Jacobi-Davidson method to solve the resulting eigenvalue problems. For preconditioning, we derive several novel preconditioning schemes based on various preconditioners, including a preconditioner that can be solved by Fast Fourier Transform efficiently. We then conduct intensive numerical experiments for various combinations of eigenvalue solvers and preconditioning schemes. We find that the Krylov-Schur method associated with the Fast Fourier Transform based preconditioner is very efficient. It remarkably outperforms all other eigenvalue solvers with common preconditioners like Jacobi, Symmetric Successive Over Relaxation, and incomplete factorizations. This promising solver can benefit applications like photonic crystal structure optimization.

頁(從 - 到)8684-8703
期刊Journal of Computational Physics
出版狀態已發佈 - 2010 十一月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 數值分析
  • 建模與模擬
  • 物理與天文學(雜項)
  • 物理與天文學 (全部)
  • 電腦科學應用
  • 計算數學
  • 應用數學


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