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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 23, 1998
  • pp: 405–410

Propagation through apodized gratings

C. Martijn de Sterke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 405-410 (1998)

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It is shown that light propagation in an apodized fiber Bragg grating with a Kerr nonlinearity approximately obeys a nonlinear Schrödinger-like equation, but with extra terms because the eigenstates of the grating vary with position. It is shown that propagation through such a grating leads to field enhancement, and to a nontrivial phase shift; an approximate expression for the reflectivity is also found.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components

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Focus Issue: Bragg solitons and nonlinear optics of periodic structures

Original Manuscript: September 24, 1998
Published: November 23, 1998

Martijn de Sterke, "Propagation through apodized gratings," Opt. Express 3, 405-410 (1998)

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