We demonstrate that a highly efficient global optimization of chirped mirrors can be performed with the memetic algorithm. The inherently high sensitivity of chirped-mirror characteristics to manufacturing errors can be reduced significantly by means of the stochastic quasi-gradient algorithm. The applicability of these algorithms is not limited to chirped mirrors.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 18, 2002
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2002
Published: October 20, 2002
Vladislav Yakovlev and Gabriel Tempea, "Optimization of chirped mirrors," Appl. Opt. 41, 6514-6520 (2002)