Real-coded genetic algorithm for Bragg grating parameter synthesis

@article{Cormier2001RealcodedGA,
  title={Real-coded genetic algorithm for Bragg grating parameter synthesis},
  author={Gabriel Cormier and Roger Boudreau and Sylvain Th{\'e}riault},
  journal={Journal of The Optical Society of America B-optical Physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={18},
  pages={1771-1776}
}
We propose to use a genetic algorithm to determine the physical parameters of Bragg gratings from their reflection spectra for both design purposes and fiber sensor applications. A real-coded genetic algorithm is used for inversion purposes, along with an F-matrix formalism for synthesis of uniform, chirped, and apodized gratings. An example of bandpass filter design is also studied. The method is easily applicable and shows promising results. 

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