Optimizing aperiodic multilayer structural broadband spectral filters using a genetic algorithm

Shaoying Kang, Shizhuo Yin

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In this paper, we present a new class of broadband spectral filters based on aperiodic multilayer structures that reduce the required number of layers. Furthermore, the filter performance is optimized by Genetic algorithm, which is particular useful for optimizing arbitrary shape broadband filter. Quantitative computer simulation results are provided, which are consistent with theory. We believe that thee unique broadband filters may have a variety of applications in the area of broadband spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number59110C
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2005
EventPhotorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XI - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2005Aug 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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