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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1997
  • pp: 1137–1143

Effective-medium approach for counterpropagating waves in nonuniform Bragg gratings

Awdah Arraf, L. Poladian, C. Martijn de Sterke, and T. G. Brown  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 1137-1143 (1997)

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We consider an effective-medium description of Bragg gratings. Though this method can be used to obtain exact results that agree with coupled-mode theory for counterpropagating modes, we show that it is particularly useful for obtaining simple approximate results, for example for uniform gratings and for gratings with point defects.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 6, 1996
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 1996
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 1996
Published: May 1, 1997

Awdah Arraf, L. Poladian, C. Martijn de Sterke, and T. G. Brown, "Effective-medium approach for counterpropagating waves in nonuniform Bragg gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14, 1137-1143 (1997)

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