TY - CHAP A1 - Ioannis Dritsas A2 - Tong Sun A3 - Ken Grattan ED1 - Ioannis Dritsas Y1 - 2011-02-28 PY - 2011 T1 - Global Optimization of Conventional and Holey Double-Clad Fibres by Stochastic Search N2 - Stochastic Optimization Algorithms have become essential tools in solving a wide range of difficult and critical optimization problems. Such methods are able to find the optimum solution of a problem with uncertain elements or to algorithmically incorporate uncertainty to solve a deterministic problem. They even succeed in fighting uncertainty with uncertainty. This book discusses theoretical aspects of many such algorithms and covers their application in various scientific fields. BT - Stochastic Optimization SP - Ch. 15 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/15508 DO - 10.5772/15508 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-09 ER -