Author: Lehe, R.     [Lehé, R.]
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WEPLG05 Review of Spectral Maxwell Solvers for Electromagnetic Particle-in-Cell: Algorithms and Advantages 345
  • R. Lehé, J.-L. Vay
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  Electromagnetic Particle-In-Cell codes have been used to simulate both radio-frequency accelerators and plasma-based accelerators. In this context, the Particle-In-Cell algorithm often uses the finite-difference method in order to solve the Maxwell equations. However, while this method is simple to implement and scales well to multiple processors, it is liable to a number of numerical artifacts that can be particularly serious for simulations of accelerators. An alternative to the finite-difference method is the use of spectral solvers, which are typically less prone to numerical artifacts. In this talk, I will review recent progress in the use of spectral solvers for simulations of plasma-based accelerators. This includes techniques to scale those solvers to large number of processors, extensions to cylindrical geometry, and adaptations to specific problems such as boosted-frame simulations.  
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About • paper received ※ 06 November 2018       paper accepted ※ 28 January 2019       issue date ※ 26 January 2019  
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