This paper presents a new parameterization method for the Evolution Strategies (ES) field, and its application to a challenging real-life high-dimensional Physics optimization problem, namely Femtosecond Laser Pulse Shaping. The so-called Complete-Basis-Functions Parameterization method (CBFP), to be introduced here for the first time, is developed for tackling efficiently the given laser optimization task, but nevertheless is a general method that can be used for learning any n-variables functions. The emphasis is on dimensionality reduction of the search space and the speeding-up of the convergence process respectively. This is achieved by learning the target function by using complete-basis functions as building blocks in an evolutionary search. The method is shown to boost the learning process of the given laser problem, and to yield highly satisfying results.

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Editor M. Cattolico
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Shir, O. M, Bäck, Th, Siedschlag, Ch, & Vrakking, M. J. J. (2006). The complete-basis-functions parameterization in ES and its application to laser pulse shaping. In M Cattolico (Ed.), Genetic And Evolutionary Computation Conference : Proceedings of the 8th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation, July 08 - 12, 2006 Seattle, WA, USA (pp. 1769–1776). ACM. doi:10.1145/1143997.1144284