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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10930–10938

Pulse retrieval from interferometric autocorrelation measurement by use of the population-split genetic algorithm

Ching-Wei Chen, Jung Y. Huang, and Ci-Ling Pan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10930-10938 (2006)

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The population-split genetic algorithm (PSGA) was successfully applied to retrieve femtosecond optical fields from interferometric autocorrelation traces. PSGA strikes a balance between diversity and the size of population in the genetic algorithm. As a result, PSGA is less likely prematurely converging to sub-optimal solutions. Theoretical and experimental studies indicate that the PSGA can yield more accurate results in shorter time compared with conventional genetic algorithm and the iterative method.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

Ching-Wei Chen, Jung Y. Huang, and Ci-Ling Pan, "Pulse retrieval from interferometric autocorrelation measurement by use of the population-split genetic algorithm," Opt. Express 14, 10930-10938 (2006)

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