On the Kleinman–Martin Integral Equation Method for Electromagnetic Scattering by a Dielectric Body

Martin Costabel, Frédérique Le Louër
2011 SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics  
The interface problem describing the scattering of time-harmonic electromagnetic waves by a dielectric body is often formulated as a pair of coupled boundary integral equations for the electric and magnetic current densities on the interface Γ. In this paper, following an idea developed by Kleinman and Martin [19] for acoustic scattering problems, we consider methods for solving the dielectric scattering problem using a single integral equation over Γ for a single unknown density. One knows
more » ... such boundary integral formulations of the Maxwell equations are not uniquely solvable when the exterior wave number is an eigenvalue of an associated interior Maxwell boundary value problem. We obtain four different families of integral equations for which we can show that by choosing some parameters in an appropriate way, they become uniquely solvable for all real frequencies. We analyze the well-posedness of the integral equations in the space of finite energy on smooth and non-smooth boundaries.
doi:10.1137/090779462 fatcat:e5s52x7fujajba2viurx447jhq