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Simulated quenching with temperature rescaling for designing diffractive optical elements
Author(s): Jean-Numa Gillet; Yunlong Sheng
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Paper Abstract

We propose a novel algorithm for designing diffractive optical elements, which uses the concept of adaptive simulated annealing and ensemble simulated annealing. We iteratively rescale the temperature in the end of each quenching process, according to the ensemble statistics, to bring the system back from a frozen state to thermodynamical equilibrium for avoiding the local minimum. The process is used to design binary phase irregular spot array generators. The diffractive element has trapezoidal apertures of varying heights that are adapted to the e-beam plotting and provide a large number of degrees of freedom.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354954
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Jean-Numa Gillet, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Yunlong Sheng, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics

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