A hybrid genetic algorithm (HGA) assisted by stochastic perturbation and the adaptive technique is proposed. Compared with our previous reports, the proposed HGA can exploit better solutions and greatly shorten the amount of run time. An example shows that the design of multipump Raman amplifiers involves the multimodal function optimization problem with multiple variables. With the new HGA, relationships of the optimal signal bandwidth with the span length and the ON-OFF Raman gain are obtained. A movie demonstrates the detailed interaction in pump-to-signal and signal-to-signal procedures. The corresponding optical signal-to-noise ratio of optimal results is obtained.
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