Two-dimensional, phase modulated lattice sums with application to the Helmholtz Green's function

2015-03-19T13:42:12Z (GMT) by Christopher Linton
A class of two-dimensional phase modulated lattice sums in which the denominator is an indefinite quadratic polynomial Q is expressed in terms of a single, exponentially convergent series of elementary functions. This expression provides an extremely efficient method for the computation of the quasi-periodic Green's function for the Helmholtz equation that arises in a number of physical contexts when studying wave propagation through a doubly periodic medium. For a class of sums in which Q is positive definite, our new result can be used to generate representations in terms of Θ-functions which are significant generalisations of known results.