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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2474–2479

Alignment methods for biased multicanonical sampling

Michael Reimer, Ahmed Awadalla, David Yevick, and Tao Lu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 2474-2479 (2007)

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The efficiency of the multicanonical procedure can be significantly improved by applying an additional bias to the numerically generated sample space. However, results obtained by biasing in different sampling regions cannot in general be accurately combined, since their relative normalization coefficient is not known precisely. We demonstrate that for overlapping biasing regions a simple iterative procedure can be employed to determine the required coefficients.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2007
Published: July 11, 2007

Michael Reimer, Ahmed Awadalla, David Yevick, and Tao Lu, "Alignment methods for biased multicanonical sampling," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 2474-2479 (2007)

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