A computational approach for engineering optical properties of multilayer thin films: Particle swarm optimization applied to Bruggeman homogenization formalism

  • Araz Siabi-GarjanEmail author
  • Reza Hassanzadeh
Regular Article


An algorithm based on Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and Bruggeman Homogenization Formalism was presented to design a model structure for a thin film with various sublayers to obtain a desired optical reflectance/transmittance spectrum. In principle, the results showed that the designed structure is strongly affected by the input parameters of the algorithm such as film thickness, number of sublayers, incident light characteristic wavelength and utilized materials, and the method has its ability to find the best optimized structure based on desired optical properties. The results of calculations were in good agreement with the physical principles of classical optics and the method could be useful in both design and characterization purposes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering Sciences, Faculty of Advanced TechnologiesUniversity of Mohaghegh ArdabiliNaminIran
  2. 2.Department of Engineering Sciences, Faculty of Advanced TechnologiesSabalan University of Advanced Technologies (SUAT)NaminIran
  3. 3.Department of Bioinformatics, Faculty of Computer Engineering and Information TechnologySabalan University of Advanced Technologies (SUAT)NaminIran

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