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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 849–853

Photonic crystal notch-filter design using particle swarm optimization theory and finite-difference time-domain analysis

M. Djavid, S. A. Mirtaheri, and M. S. Abrishamian  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 4, pp. 849-853 (2009)

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We present an evolutionary design process of a photonic crystal notch filter using a particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm in conjunction with finite-difference time domain (FDTD). The notch-filter parameter is optimized by PSO, and a fitness function is evaluated by FDTD simulations to represent the performance of each candidate design. Using these methods, a filter with desired resonant wavelength is obtained by the optimization process. Then this optimized filter is analyzed and simulated by FDTD to validate the robustness of the algorithm.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: January 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2009
Published: March 30, 2009

M. Djavid, S. A. Mirtaheri, and M. S. Abrishamian, "Photonic crystal notch-filter design using particle swarm optimization theory and finite-difference time-domain analysis," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 849-853 (2009)

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