A wavefront-based Gaussian beam method for computing high frequency wave propagation problems
2015 (English)In: Computers and Mathematics with Applications, ISSN 0898-1221, Vol. 69, no 9, 949-963 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present a novel wavefront method based on Gaussian beams for computing high frequency wave propagation problems. Unlike standard geometrical optics, Gaussian beams compute the correct solution of the wave field also at caustics. The method tracks a front of two canonical beams with two particular initial values for width and curvature. In a fast post-processing step, from the canonical solutions we recreate any other Gaussian beam with arbitrary initial data on the initial front. This provides a simple mechanism to include a variety of optimization processes, including error minimization and beam width minimization, for a posteriori selection of optimal beam initial parameters. The performance of the method is illustrated with two numerical examples.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 69, no 9, 949-963 p.
Asymptotic approximation, High frequency, Summation of Gaussian beams, Wave propagation, Wavefront methods
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-166945DOI: 10.1016/j.camwa.2015.02.021ISI: 000353613500004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84926422117OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-166945DiVA: diva2:815088
FunderSwedish e‐Science Research Center
QC 201505292015-05-292015-05-212015-06-12Bibliographically approved