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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 23, 1998
  • pp: 385–388

Bragg solitons and optical switching in nonlinear periodic structures: An historical perspective

T. G. Brown and B. J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 385-388 (1998)

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A brief historical narrative of the study of Bragg solitons and optical switching in nonlinear periodic structures is presented, beginning with the first theoretical predictions in the late 1970’s up to and including several recent experimental demonstrations of optical switching and nonlinear pulse propagation in these structures.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

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Focus Issue: Bragg solitons and nonlinear optics of periodic structures

Original Manuscript: November 19, 1998
Published: November 23, 1998

Thomas Brown and Benjamin Eggleton, "Bragg solitons and optical switching in nonlinear periodic structures: an historical perspective," Opt. Express 3, 385-388 (1998)

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