The design of optical fibres for applications where many performance targets have to be met simultaneously is a non‐trivial process. An evolutionary strategy (ES) combined with an algorithm to model the appropriate fibre parameters was used to design an optical fibre suitable for long haul high bandwidth communications. The ES code was developed using an object oriented approach and a parallel version was also incorporated. This allowed for the rapid implementation and subsequent design of fibres with properties of interest. Design constraints arising from the fibre manufacturing process were incorporated.
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