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Application of Evolutionary Methods to Semiconductor Double-Chirped Mirrors Design

  • Rafał Biedrzycki
  • Jarosław Arabas
  • Agata Jasik
  • Michał Szymański
  • Paweł Wnuk
  • Piotr Wasylczyk
  • Anna Wójcik-Jedlińska
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8672)

Abstract

This paper reports on a successful application of evolutionary computation techniques to the computer aided design of a dedicated highly dispersive mirror which is used in an ultrafast laser. The mirror is a GaAs plate coated with many interleaving layers of GaAs/AlAs and SiO2/Si3N4 layers whose thickness undergo optimization. We report and compare results obtained by leading global optimization techniques: Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolution Strategy and Differential Evolution, as well as few efficient local optimization methods: Nelder-Mead and variable metric. The evolutionary designed mirror has been manufactured by the Molecular Beam Epitaxy technology and the measurements confirmed successful implementation of the instrument.

Keywords

CMA-ES Differential Evolution Double Chirped Mirror 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafał Biedrzycki
    • 1
  • Jarosław Arabas
    • 1
  • Agata Jasik
    • 2
  • Michał Szymański
    • 2
  • Paweł Wnuk
    • 3
  • Piotr Wasylczyk
    • 3
  • Anna Wójcik-Jedlińska
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Electronic SystemsWarsaw University of TechnologyPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Electron TechnologyWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Faculty of Physics, Institute of Experimental PhysicsUniversity of WarsawPoland

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