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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2181–2184

Multiobjective optimization in integrated photonics design

Denis Gagnon, Joey Dumont, and Louis J. Dubé  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp. 2181-2184 (2013)

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We propose the use of the parallel tabu search algorithm (PTS) to solve combinatorial inverse design problems in integrated photonics. To assess the potential of this algorithm, we consider the problem of beam shaping using a two-dimensional arrangement of dielectric scatterers. The performance of PTS is compared to one of the most widely used optimization algorithms in photonics design, the genetic algorithm (GA). We find that PTS can produce comparable or better solutions than the GA, while requiring less computation time and fewer adjustable parameters. For the coherent beam shaping problem as a case study, we demonstrate how PTS can tackle multiobjective optimization problems and represent a robust and efficient alternative to GA.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2013
Published: June 18, 2013

Denis Gagnon, Joey Dumont, and Louis J. Dubé, "Multiobjective optimization in integrated photonics design," Opt. Lett. 38, 2181-2184 (2013)

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