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[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 21, No. 2 (2014) 153-161]
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Optimization of a Total Internal Reflection Lens by Using a Hybrid Taguchi-Simulated Annealing Algorithm

Shih-Min CHAO*, Allen Jong-Woei WHANG, Chun-Han CHOU, Wei-Shao SU, and Tsung-Heng HSIEH

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, 106, Taiwan, R.O.C

(Received June 25, 2013; Accepted December 13, 2013)

In this paper, we propose a new method for optimization of a total internal reflection (TIR) lens by using a hybrid Taguchi-simulated annealing algorithm. The conventional simulated annealing (SA) algorithm is a method for solving global optimization problems and has also been used in non-imaging systems in recent years. However, the success of SA depends heavily on the annealing schedule and initial parameter setting. In this study, we successfully incorporated the Taguchi method into the SA algorithm. The new hybrid Taguchi-simulated annealing algorithm provides more precise search results and has lower initial parameter dependence.

Key words: total internal reflection lens, hybrid Taguchi-simulated annealing algorithm, Taguchi method, simulated annealing algorithm, non-imaging system

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