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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 13 — Jun. 25, 2007
  • pp: 8218–8230

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Genetic optimization of photonic bandgap structures

Joel Goh, Ilya Fushman, Dirk Englund, and Jelena Vučković  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 13, pp. 8218-8230 (2007)

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We investigate the use of a Genetic Algorithm (GA) to design a set of photonic crystals (PCs) in one and two dimensions. Our flexible design methodology allows us to optimize PC structures for specific objectives. In this paper, we report the results of several such GA-based PC optimizations. We show that the GA performs well even in very complex design spaces, and therefore has great potential as a robust design tool in a range of PC applications.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: March 9, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2007
Published: June 18, 2007

Joel Goh, Ilya Fushman, Dirk Englund, and Jelena Vučković, "Genetic optimization of photonic bandgap structures," Opt. Express 15, 8218-8230 (2007)

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