Artificial Immune Network Design of Optical Multiplexers/Demultiplexers

Carlos Henrique da Silva-Santos, Vitaly Felix Rodriguez Esquerre, Hugo Enrique Hernández Figueroa

Abstract


An efficient design approach of directional couplers based multiplexers/demultiplexers for optical communication applications, by using an adapted artificial immune network algorithm for optimization (opt-AiNet), is presented and validated by using the beam propagation method. Two key multiplexers/demultiplexers based on planar waveguides and optical fiber, directional couplers, have been optimized in order to validate the efficiency and usefulness of the opt-AiNet. 


Keywords


Artificial Immune Network Algorithm; Evolutionary Algorithms; Beam Propagation Method; Frequency Domain; Photonic Devices

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2179-10742015v14i2442

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