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Genetic algorithm and thin-film design
Author(s): Kopel Rabinovitch; Gregory Toker
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Paper Abstract

Genetic algorithms, developed by J. H. Holland, are randomized search algorithms which mimic the mechanics of natural selection and natural genetics. In this work a genetic algorithm was applied to optimization of sophisticated thin-film systems. It was found to be an efficient tool rapidly converging to the target as defined by the merit function. The algorithm is introduced, discussed, and illustrated for two applications: a polarization-preserving coating of a penta-roof prism for a long-grange optical sight and a phase light splitter--beam divider/combiner for bi-directional fringe-counting interferometers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2262, Optical Thin Films IV: New Developments, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185793
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Kopel Rabinovitch, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Gregory Toker, Robomatix Israel Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2262:
Optical Thin Films IV: New Developments
James D. Rancourt, Editor(s)

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