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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 17 — Aug. 18, 2008
  • pp: 12806–12818

Synthesis design of artificial magnetic metamaterials using a genetic algorithm

P. Y. Chen, C. H. Chen, H. Wang, J. H. Tsai, and W. X. Ni  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 17, pp. 12806-12818 (2008)

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In this article, we present a genetic algorithm (GA) as one branch of artificial intelligence (AI) for the optimization-design of the artificial magnetic metamaterial whose structure is automatically generated by computer through the filling element methodology. A representative design example, metamaterials with permeability of negative unity, is investigated and the optimized structures found by the GA are presented. It is also demonstrated that our approach is effective for the synthesis of functional magnetic and electric metamaterials with optimal structures. This GA-based optimization-design technique shows great versatility and applicability in the design of functional metamaterials.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: January 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 17, 2008
Published: August 8, 2008

P. Y. Chen, C. H. Chen, H. Wang, J. H. Tsai, and W. X. Ni, "Synthesis design of artificial magnetic metamaterials using a genetic algorithm," Opt. Express 16, 12806-12818 (2008)

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