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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2801–

Genetic Algorithm-Based Characterization of the Optical Properties of Flame-Hydrolysis Deposited Silica Waveguides

Sonia García-Blanco, Eva Alfaro-Cid, Richard M. De La Rue, and J. Stewart Aitchison

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 2801- (2004)

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Genetic algorithms have been demonstrated to be a robust method for the calculation of the refractive-index profile of annealed germanium-doped flame-hydrolysis deposited (FHD) silica layers using measurements of the effective refractive indexes of the different modes of propagation. A nonuniform refractive-index profile in depth was obtained, which agrees well with the germanium concentration and density profiles measured for the films.

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Sonia García-Blanco, Eva Alfaro-Cid, Richard M. De La Rue, and J. Stewart Aitchison, "Genetic Algorithm-Based Characterization of the Optical Properties of Flame-Hydrolysis Deposited Silica Waveguides," J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 2801- (2004)

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