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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2008
  • pp: 297–299

Optimization of time-domain header processing filters using genetic algorithms

Mihaela Dinu, Inuk Kang, Mahmoud Rasras, and James J. Jaques  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 3, pp. 297-299 (2008)

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We present genetic algorithms as optimization tools for the design of header recognition filters based on time-delay lines. The fitness parameter in the selection process is the discrimination of the target against all other bit patterns. For phase-shift-keyed headers, optimized filters exhibit improved discrimination compared with the matched filter. Time-domain filtering with no ambiguities is also achieved for specific amplitude-shift-keyed headers. Delay-line-based time-domain filters can be implemented in a planar lightwave circuit platform by simple phase and amplitude adjustments on the time delay taps.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4550) Fourier optics and signal processing : Correlators
(070.5010) Fourier optics and signal processing : Pattern recognition
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2007
Published: January 31, 2008

Mihaela Dinu, Inuk Kang, Mahmoud Rasras, and James J. Jaques, "Optimization of time-domain header processing filters using genetic algorithms," Opt. Lett. 33, 297-299 (2008)

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