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Femtosecond pulse shaping using differential evolutionary algorithm and wavelet operators

Shaver, A., Hadjiloucas, S., Walker, G.C. and Bowen, J.W. (2012) Femtosecond pulse shaping using differential evolutionary algorithm and wavelet operators. Electronics Letters, 48 (21). pp. 1357-1358. ISSN 0013-5194

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1049/el.2012.2292


Evolutionary meta-algorithms for pulse shaping of broadband femtosecond duration laser pulses are proposed. The genetic algorithm searching the evolutionary landscape for desired pulse shapes consists of a population of waveforms (genes), each made from two concatenated vectors, specifying phases and magnitudes, respectively, over a range of frequencies. Frequency domain operators such as mutation, two-point crossover average crossover, polynomial phase mutation, creep and three-point smoothing as well as a time-domain crossover are combined to produce fitter offsprings at each iteration step. The algorithm applies roulette wheel selection; elitists and linear fitness scaling to the gene population. A differential evolution (DE) operator that provides a source of directed mutation and new wavelet operators are proposed. Using properly tuned parameters for DE, the meta-algorithm is used to solve a waveform matching problem. Tuning allows either a greedy directed search near the best known solution or a robust search across the entire parameter space.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:31456
Publisher:Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

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