Boundary Integral Equation Methods for Multiscale Scattering and Inverse Source Problems in Layered Media



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This thesis is mainly focused on the efficient computation of Green's function and electromagnetic scattering problems from multiscale structures in multilayered media as well as the inverse source problem in multilayered media. The layered media Green's functions (LMGF), together with various efficient algorithms for the boundary integral equation (BIE), are powerful methods to solve the electromagnetic scattering problems in layered isotropic/uniaxial media. The interest in such problems arises from applications that benefit from efficient numerical modeling of multiscale structures in layered media, such as electronics, communication, remote sensing, and geophysical prospecting. A number of efficient algorithms applicable to various problems in these areas are presented in this thesis, including (i) Modeling of scattering problem of vertical/tilted/horizontal thin-wire structures embedded in multilayered isotropic/uniaxial media, (ii) Modeling of coatings on the thin-wire structure in multilayered media without adding new unknowns, (iii) Modeling of wire-to-surface structure in multilayered media, and (iv) Active control of electromagnetic fields in regions embedded in multilayered media. The thin-wire modeling and BIE make it possible to model multiscale structures in multilayered media more efficiently. Graphics processing unit (GPU) technology is applied to accelerate the generation of the system matrix in BIE. To accelerate the computation of LMGF, interpolation, and singularity subtraction algorithms can be applied. For the inverse source problem, cluster computing is used to accelerate the computation.



Boundary integral equation, inverse source problem, layered media Green's function, multiscale scattering, wire-to-surface structure


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