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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 9 — May. 3, 2004
  • pp: 1990–1995

Photonic crystal fiber design by means of a genetic algorithm

Emmanuel Kerrinckx, Laurent Bigot, Marc Douay, and Yves Quiquempois  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 9, pp. 1990-1995 (2004)

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A Genetic Algorithm (GA) is used to design photonic crystal fiber structures with user-defined chromatic dispersion properties. This GA is combined with a full vectorial finite element method in order to determine the effective index of propagation of the modes and then, the chromatic dispersion of structures generated by GA. This method proves to be a powerful tool for solving this inverse problem.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 26, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2004
Published: May 3, 2004

Emmanuel Kerrinckx, Laurent Bigot, Marc Douay, and Yves Quiquempois, "Photonic crystal fiber design by means of a genetic algorithm," Opt. Express 12, 1990-1995 (2004)

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