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The optimization of optical platforms is a really previous challenge. once lens designers found the potential for designing optical platforms, the need to enhance these structures through the technique of optimization all started. for a very long time the optimization of optical structures was once attached with recognized mathematical theories of optimization which gave strong effects, yet required lens designers to have a powerful wisdom approximately optimized optical platforms. in recent times smooth optimization tools were constructed that aren't based mostly at the recognized mathematical theories of optimization, yet really on analogies with nature. whereas looking for profitable optimization equipment, scientists spotted that the strategy of natural evolution (well-known Darwinian conception of evolution) represented an optimum technique of model of residing organisms to their altering setting. If the strategy of natural evolution was once very profitable in nature, the foundations of the organic evolution may be utilized to the matter of optimization of advanced technical systems.

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The degree to which highly fit individuals are allowed to have many offspring) relatively constant over the course of the optimization rather than depending on the merit function variances in the population. Under the sigma scaling, an individual's scaled value for the merit function is a function of: its merit function; the mean and the standard deviation of all merit functions of the population in the current generation. The first to come with the proposition for the sigma scaling is Forest in 1985 in an unpublished document.

Although the stochastic universal sampling represents improvement in the merit function proportional selection, it does not solve the major problems with this selection method. Typically, early in the optimization the merit function variance in the population is high and a small number of individuals are much fitter than the others. Under the merit function proportional selection they and their descendents 52 Chapter 3 will mUltiply quickly in the population, in effect preventing the genetic algorithm from doing any further exploration.

If the optimization problem is the minimization problem then the best individual has the smallest merit function value. Step 2: The individual with the best merit function is assigned a constant predefined value (the staring value for the linear normalization). Step 3: The next individual is assigned a value that is equal to the value of the previous individual decreased linearly with the linear normalization step. The starting value and the linear normalization step are parameters of the algorithm for linear normalization and can be specified.

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