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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 24 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 3277–3283

Storage of ultrashort optical pulses in a resonantly absorbing Bragg reflector

W. N. Xiao, J. Y. Zhou, and J. P. Prineas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 24, pp. 3277-3283 (2003)

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A practical method of slowing and stopping an incident ultra-short light pulse with a resonantly absorbing Bragg reflector is demonstrated numerically. It is shown that an incident laser pulse with suitable pulse area evolves from a given pulse waveform into a stable, spatially-localized oscillating or standing gap soliton. We show that multiple gap solitons can be simultaneously spatially localized, resulting in efficient optical energy conversion and storage in the resonantly absorbing Bragg structure as atomically coherent states.

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(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Original Manuscript: August 29, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2003
Published: December 1, 2003

W. Xiao, J. Zhou, and J. Prineas, "Storage of ultrashort optical pulses in a resonantly absorbing Bragg reflector," Opt. Express 11, 3277-3283 (2003)

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