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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 9 — Oct. 27, 1997
  • pp: 242–249

Dynamics of ultrashort pulse propagation through fiber gratings

Lawrence R. Chen, J. E Sipe, Seldon D. Benjamin, Howard Jung, and Peter W. E. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 9, pp. 242-249 (1997)

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By directly integrating the time-domain coupled-mode equations, we can explicitly obtain and examine the backward and forward propagating waves as a function of position and time within fiber grating structures. We apply this numerical procedure to calculate the temporal reflection and transmission response of fiber gratings subject to ultrashort pulse inputs. This allows us to study the dynamics of the ultrashort pulse-grating interaction.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

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Original Manuscript: September 9, 1997
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 1997
Published: October 27, 1997

Lawrence Chen, Seldon Benjamin, Howard Jung, Peter W. E. Smith, and John Sipe, "Dynamics of Ultrashort Pulse Propagation Through Fiber Gratings," Opt. Express 1, 242-249 (1997)

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