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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2381–2383

Parallel microgenetic algorithm design for photonic crystal and waveguide structures

Jianhua Jiang, Jingbo Cai, Gregory P. Nordin, and Lixia Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 23, pp. 2381-2383 (2003)

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We have developed a powerful parallel genetic algorithm design tool for photonic crystal and waveguide structures. The tool employs a small-population-size genetic algorithm (microgenetic algorithm) for global optimization and a two-dimensional finite-difference time-domain method to rigorously design and optimize the performance of photonic devices. We discuss the implementation and performance of this design tool. We demonstrate its application to two photonic devices, a defect taper coupler to connect conventional waveguides and photonic crystal waveguides, and a sharp 90° waveguide bend for low index contrast waveguides.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

Jianhua Jiang, Jingbo Cai, Gregory P. Nordin, and Lixia Li, "Parallel microgenetic algorithm design for photonic crystal and waveguide structures," Opt. Lett. 28, 2381-2383 (2003)

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