We develop a model to describe pulse propagation in nonlinear periodic structures consisting of resonant nonlinear materials with saturable absorption and refraction. We investigate the energy transmittance, reflectance and pulse compression.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
T. K. L. Wong, L. Brzozowski, E. H. Sargent, and J. S. Aitchison, "Pulse propagation and compression in nonlinear periodic structures with resonant saturable nonlinearities," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper TuC40.
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