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Novel computer-aided alignment method of optical systems based on genetic algorithm
Author(s): Yinhua Cao; Lin Li
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Paper Abstract

The essence of computer-aided alignment (CAA) is to find a solution to the inverse problem of a designed optical system. A novel method to solve the misalignments of optical systems based on genetic algorithm (GA) is proposed in this paper. The method of real-coding and multi-operators parallel style is used to improve the precision of result and to maintain the variety of population. The hybrid algorithm that incorporated GA with DLS (damped-least-squares method) are used to invert CAA model. The solution obtained by GA is a starting point for DLS . The results of numerical simulation prove that this method significantly improves the accuracy of the solution and accelerates the convergence to global optimum, and behaves with strong robustness and reliability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6034, ICO20: Optical Design and Fabrication, 60340L (1 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668105
Show Author Affiliations
Yinhua Cao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Lin Li, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6034:
ICO20: Optical Design and Fabrication
James Breckinridge; Yongtian Wang, Editor(s)

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