We report the results of a series of experiments examining cross-phase modulation effects in apodized fiber Bragg gratings. All-optical switching and the optical pushbroom are observed, depending on the precise wavelength of the probe. The experimental results are then modeled with the coupled-mode equations.
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Neil G. R. Broderick, Domino Taverner, David J. Richardson, and Morten Ibsen, "Cross-phase modulation effects in nonlinear fiber Bragg gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 345-353 (2000)