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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2002
  • pp: 6514–6520

Optimization of chirped mirrors

Vladislav Yakovlev and Gabriel Tempea  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 30, pp. 6514-6520 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.006514


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Abstract

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

OCIS Codes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 18, 2002
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2002
Published: October 20, 2002

Citation
Vladislav Yakovlev and Gabriel Tempea, "Optimization of chirped mirrors," Appl. Opt. 41, 6514-6520 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-30-6514


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