Photonics Handbook
A unique collection of technical design and applications articles, as well as technology primers presenting the basics of the photonics technology.
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ARTICLE OF THE HOUR Global Optimization
A Tool for Successful Design
Optical Research Associates’ Global Synthesis (GS) algorithm has been in use for more than ten years. During that time, the algorithm has been applied to numerous types of problems, and has proved remarkably successful with an approach that is feasible for both large (e.g., >90 variables) and small problems running on personal computers. Some efforts in global optimization research for optical design center around probabilistic methods such as global search. While promising for small...