Summary: Transparent Boundary Conditions for
Maxwell's Equations: Numerical
Concepts beyond the PML Method
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Freie Universit¨at Berlin
It is a pleasure to thank all those who helped this thesis to come
Firstly, I cannot be grateful enough to Peter Deuflhard for his
continuous and patient support over so many years. He gave me the
freedom to try things for myself but he also pushed me at the right
moment to finalize this thesis.
I thank Frank Schmidt for teaching me optics, for the count-
less discussions on numerics and for proofreading the manuscript.
I wish to acknowledge my gratitude to Sven Burger for the
stimulating discussions on real world applications.