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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2007
  • pp: 894–896

Particle swarm optimization and its application to the design of diffraction grating filters

Mehrdad Shokooh-Saremi and Robert Magnusson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 8, pp. 894-896 (2007)

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Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is an evolutionary, easy-to-implement technique to design optical diffraction gratings. Design of reflection and transmission guided-mode resonance (GMR) grating filters using PSO is reported. The spectra of the designed filters are in good agreement with the design targets in a reasonable computation time. Also, filters are designed with a genetic algorithm (GA) and the results obtained by the GA and PSO are compared.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: December 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

Mehrdad Shokooh-Saremi and Robert Magnusson, "Particle swarm optimization and its application to the design of diffraction grating filters," Opt. Lett. 32, 894-896 (2007)

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