We propose to use a genetic algorithm to determine the physical parameters of Bragg gratings from their reflection spectra for both design purposes and fiber sensor applications. A real-coded genetic algorithm is used for inversion purposes, along with an <i>F</i>-matrix formalism for synthesis of uniform, chirped, and apodized gratings. An example of bandpass filter design is also studied. The method is easily applicable and shows promising results.
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Gabriel Cormier, Roger Boudreau, and Sylvain Thériault, "Real-coded genetic algorithm for Bragg grating parameter synthesis," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 1771-1776 (2001)