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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 14 — Jul. 14, 2003
  • pp: 1677–1688

Optimal design of DFG-based wavelength conversion based on hybrid genetic algorithm

Xueming Liu and Yanhe Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 14, pp. 1677-1688 (2003)

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A hybrid genetic algorithm (GA) is proposed. Simulating two test functions shows that the proposed GA can effectively solve the multimodal optimization problems, and the three movies demonstrate the detailed procedure of each generation. The conversion efficiency and bandwidth, based on quasi-phase-matching (QPM) difference frequency generation (DFG), are optimized by the matrix operator and our GA. Optimized examples for five-, six- and seven-segment QPM gratings are given, respectively. The optimal results show that adding the segment number of QPM can obviously broaden the conversion bandwidth, which is sensitive to the fluctuation of bandwidth and the variation of QPM grating period.

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OCIS Codes
(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

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Original Manuscript: June 9, 2003
Revised Manuscript: July 1, 2003
Published: July 14, 2003

Xueming Liu and Yanhe Li, "Optimal design of DFG-based wavelength conversion based on hybrid genetic algorithm," Opt. Express 11, 1677-1688 (2003)

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