Evolution Strategies for Mixed-Integer Optimization of Optical Multilayer Systems

@inproceedings{Bck1995EvolutionSF,
  title={Evolution Strategies for Mixed-Integer Optimization of Optical Multilayer Systems},
  author={Thomas B{\"a}ck and Martin Sch{\"u}tz},
  booktitle={Evolutionary Programming},
  year={1995}
}
An extension of the evolution strategy for mixed-integer optimization problems is introduced. The resulting generalized evolution strategy is applied to the problem of optical multilayer coating design and the results are comparedwith results obtained by standardmethods. The generalized evolution strategy as a synthesis method does not require the existence of a starting design, and it competes well with refinement methods for the optimization of starting designs. The results are very… CONTINUE READING