Abstract

This study presents what is to our knowledge a new and efficient method for the design of an optical finite impulse response (FIR) filter by employing a particle swarm optimization technique. With the method proposed, the design of an optical FIR filter, which is able to provide an arbitrary spectrum output based on crystal birefringence, could be implemented with good performance and high efficiency. The design procedure is discussed. A typical example of a green/magenta filter used in a liquid crystal on silicon projection display is included to demonstrate the feasibility and efficiency of this method in this design process as compared with simulated annealing.

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